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Subj: Re: Cap's Cronies
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 06:24:10 pm CDT (Viewed 345 times)
Reply Subj: Cap's Cronies
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 04:49:27 pm CDT (Viewed 439 times)

    Has anyone else noticed that Captain America has engaging in cronyism is his management of the Avengers teams? It is something that has cropped up in the past, but has become especially pronounced during Brian Michael Bendis' run on the title. Promotions seem to be based more on perceived loyalty than actual qualifications.

    For example:

    -Hawkeye is made leader of the Secret Avengers despite the fact that it is unclear if he can even spell the words quiet or subtle. Aren't there Avengers who have actual training and practice in covert operations who would have made better choices?

Hawkeye is more than qualified to lead.

    -I have read a few Avengers comics with Jessica Jones in them. Her contribution consisted of standing in the background holding a baby. How exactly is she qualified to be a Avenger in any standing?

If you think Avengers requires anything special for membership, then you don't know the Avengers. Past members have been terrorists and criminals.

    -Luke Cage has been given command of two teams despite his obvious lack of leadership ability. Leeroy Jenkins would be proud. He may be loyal muscle, but it is clear that the Peter Principle has caught up to him. Even the writers seem to acknowledge that Cage sucks as a leader since they consistently utilize the Sentry and later Dr. Strange as crutch characters whose sole job seems to be bailing the team out and protecting Luke Cage from the consequences of his actions.

Luke is awesome and more than qualified.

    Up until the late 1980's, the Avengers used extensive background checks and a team vote before handing out what are essentially very high level security clearances. Nowadays, it seems that Captain America is doling them out wily-nily on his own authority. Does anyone else see the problem here?

These are all people of exemplary backgrounds.

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