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Doc Boomstick

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Subj: Re: I don't think it's a "minor thing."
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 08:09:22 am EDT (Viewed 313 times)
Reply Subj: I don't think it's a "minor thing."
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 03:21:18 pm EDT (Viewed 334 times)

    I don't know... I tend to also believe the brand identity of the Avengers was severely damaged with "Avengers Disassmbled" and the sudden inclusion of Spider-Man, Wolverine, Power Man, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, etc.

I don't think you can blame their branding problems on the inclusion of these characters though. The problem with their brand is that they've created so many teams. Mighty, New, Dark, Young, Initiative...see what I mean? You can't just pick on the guys that showed up in New Avengers when Marvel has been sweeping half the MU into the Avengers. I think it's far better to have guys like Cage and Spidey in the Avengers than to have a whole team of new characters that we've never heard of being called Avengers.

    And yeah, Uncanny Avengers?!? Yikes. I mean, if Marvel wanted to work out this concept so bad, why not employ the likes of Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Beast, Wolverine, Justice, Firestar, and Namor? You know, Avengers who are also mutants? Instead, we have Cap, Thor, Rogue, and Havok?!? What the-?!?

It's just a name. Odds are the story well be mutant-centric. It's not like they are saying that the X-men and Avengers corners of the MU are going to permanently merge.

    Plus, the idea flies in the face of everything the Avengers represent - that is, "fighting the good fight for EVERYONE."

I'm not sure what you mean. Most of the time, the X-men have been saving everyone as well.

    (The X-Men's identity is all about trying to create a bridge between humanity and mutants.)

Sure, but in reality they just end up saving people and beating up super villains most of the time. Surely there is common ground with the Avengers. If you can have Captain America as an agent of SHIELD, then why can't X-men and Avenger teams cooperate?

    Also, the Avengers have almost always lent Xavier's group a hand when they needed it most. Magneto's "rehabilitation" aside...

Maybe that's what this is.