Still haven't read the issue, but I agree with the dumping on Pym. Please just let it stop. As TS pointed out, with all the problems each and every one of the Avengers have, they should't be making comments like that. Ha, Ha, funny.
As far as Tony and Carol, I wouldn't put the scenario you described too far out of reach.
What bothers me more is my beloved She-Hulk! Check out #45 on this link:
Please Slott, don't do it!
> Toss in Jarvis' Tigra comment and you've got most of my little irksome problems with an otherwise pretty good book together.
> Didn't Pym get some humanitarian award after all of the CW stuff? The guy has as big an IQ as Stark without his enhancements and has beat down anyone that's threatened his team. He's a hero through and through who had no more in the area of psychological challenges than anyone else. He's not liked by Bendis and will suffer for it just as Richards is regarded as the World's Biggest A-Hole by Millar and paid for that in CW. Personally I think Pym is one of the greatest Avengers of all time and the team is NOT an all star one without him.
> Natasha..well, I'm pretty sure all things Avengers are Ultimatized so that didn't throw me at all. I still think she's not a requirrement for the team. You want a spy, there's..hmm.. HANK PYM! He can kick twenty times more butt than Ms Leatherbutt, hack into computers a thousand times better, and between his powers and the ants can gather intel faster than she can say, Das Vidana.
> But Bendis does what Bendis does, and it's not as bad as Millar. That's how I think about Bendis books now. At least it's not Millar. He'd have had Tony banging Carol while they made plans..
..however, I'm still hopeful about this title and this arc. I think most of us agree that Ultron Model 890 has become fairly to very stale over the years, and Kurt gave us the ultimate 'Ultron Family Showdown' I think. To be made interesting again, something completely new had to be tried.
We've had female Kangs and female Crimson Cowls, w've had the Red Skull's daughter...why not a shot at a female Ultron, even if it is a somewhat redudnant idea after Alchema and Jocasta?
I'm willing to give it a shopt, especially since the Mole Man is standing by for some reason.