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Subj: I'm not the right one to answer .. . but here's my take
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 06:15:54 pm EDT (Viewed 21 times)
Reply Subj: When you say you miss the old Avengers.....what exactly is meant by that?
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 10:44:58 am EDT (Viewed 35 times)

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Hey folks.....

For years I've heard that the Avengers, weren't the Avengers of old....that these Bendis Avengers were an All Star team...but without the heart of the past.

I will agree with that to a point....but I've enjoyed the progression of the Avengers with Bendis. It's nice to have Spidey on the team. Luke Cage has surprised me with how much I like him. Wolverine is admitted extraneous, and stretched thin timewise....but I don't mind.

I do enjoy the classic runs of the past. Shooter/Perez, Stern/Buscema, Busiek/Perez,Davis,Dwyer.....but I'm glad for Bendis bring the Avengers to the forefront of the Marvel Universe. Like it or not, Bendis saved the Avengers from being a 2nd tier title for some time to come at least.

My favorite storyline was the Hood's saga. Thought that was very interesting. I am however tired of Osborn and his Hammer friends.

Looking forward to the future!

I haven't read comics regularly in awhile (last regular run I read on the book was Busiek), so I'm not really a target audience or part of a group they should look to when building a team.

That said, I always liked the teams that consisted of one or (preferably) two of the big 3 - Cap, IM and Thor. Then add a couple of what I consider to be iconic members -maybe 3 or four out of Hawkeye, Wasp, one of the Pym identities, Vision, SW, Wonderman, Panther, Photon, Quicksilver, She Hulk. Beast.

Then add one or two characters new to the team or new in general or who were with the team in the past but underused (I'm thinking people like Ice Man, Angel, Firebird, Herc, maybe Black Knight or Falcon or some newly introduced characters.

I think there should be a division of "types" one heavy hitter (maybe 2 if one flies and one doesn't), a couple of energy based flyers. One or two "growing/shrinking" based powers. A couple of "unusual" powers (i.e.: Wand, Hawkeye, etc.)

One team that I think I would have read a mini series or trade on was the future/after the Badoon wiped out most of the planet's population team. Panther, Thundra, Jocasta, Killraven, Crimson Dynamo andy Living Lightning.