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Dane Whitman

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Subj: Hard to score Mantis high 'as an Avenger'
Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 at 06:41:21 am EDT (Viewed 10 times)
Reply Subj: RATE Mantis -as an Avenger- from 1 to 10
Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 at 08:07:07 am EDT (Viewed 895 times)

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How would YOU rate MANTIS -as an Avenger- on a scale of 10?



What's a most memorable "Avengers scene" with her that is stored in your memory?

HOW EXCITED are you for Mantis with the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 due out? How 'bout Pom Klementieff?



If this means, 'did good work as an Avenger', then causing trouble and being a tag along would sort of cover it - at least in the early days. In my opinion, the entire issue where she marries the Swordsman is laugh out loud funny and I don't think it was intended to be. Over in WCA, Mantis (or a reasonable simulation) caused trouble once again and nearly killed everyone in her first appearance. I liked that though and would have liked her to stick around. If this means, 'made the books better', well... the early rendition is a bit racist to a modern reader, I suppose, but normal for the era. Some fun was had and it was nice to see a different female member of the cast. Outside, Avengers? I never read the pre-Bendis Guardians, but I liked Mantis in Silver Surfer and in her very recent Guardians appearance. Bendis can give a character two pages and make me love them. I would like to see her back with the Avengers. As for the movie - the actor could have been portraying a character other than Mantis and it wouldn't have made any difference. This wasn't Mantis exactly as we tend to see her: Celestial Madonna, skilled fighter, temptress... although this did capture some of the innocence we often got with this character. Kind of surprised the sequel went with a slave female character, when it had come in for some criticism of the female slaves under The Collector's control.

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