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Subj: Re: 90s Heroes Reborn
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Okay, so let me first off state that Heroes Reborn did stink like last month's garbage, but I do have to say that the Marvel Universe that remained might have been better had there been new incarnations of the teams that were wiped out and could have set up interesting storylines when the original heroes returned.

Yes, I know that we got Thunderbolts out of the deal and that the original concept was awesome. We also got an underrated Quicksilver book, a new Heroes for Hire, Elektra, and Ka-Zar out of the situation. I know that Thunderbolts needed the hero vacuum for the series to really catch on, but I also think that it would have been interesting to see new incarnations of the classic teams.

So, I would like to pose a few questions to you fans who suffered through that era of Marvel bankruptcy, both in terms of fiscal responsibility and comic book publishing:
1) If they did a new Avengers and a new Fantastic Four book set in the Marvel Universe proper (616), which survivors would you place on the teams?
2) Was the concept of a "Heroes for Hire" team the wrong book at the wrong place in the wrong time and set up to fail immediately simply because you had all these heroes who supposedly sacrificed their lives against a bigger threat?
3) Did they reveal the T-bolts secret too early?
4) Were there enough heroes killed off by Onslaught?

1) A new Fantastic Four team would be difficult to do. It's a title about family, and in my opinion it works best when about exploration. I'm not sure what the in-story reason would be to replace them.

Avengers, however, are about stopping bad guys. There would be a percieved need to fill a void there. With Black Widow filling the ranks, I'd expect a more "Secret Avengers" feel. I'd like to see Natasha playing to her strengnths. I always thought it was wierd that this "super-spy" would cavort with the world's most high profile super team without even a mask. So, Black Widow's team would be one that went in and dismantled a threat, rather than beating up trans-dimensional beings on Park Avenue.

So... my "Onslaught Era Replacement (Secret) Avengers" would be:

Black Widow (leader)
Firebird (energy projector, and experience w/supernatural)
Black Knight (tech expert)
Sandman (muscle, infiltration)
Kuroko (infiltration, resident reforming bad-guy)

2) H4H was a fine concept, whose quality was uneven. I mostly read it to keep up with what the Avengers were doing until they got their team back.

3) I wouldn't criticize anything about the first run of T-bolts. LOVED it.

4) eh...wasn't a TON of heroes, but all the high profile ones. And moving more heroes over to the Franklin-verse would have made things more cluttered there, unless they didn't all revert to becoming heroes. Even then, I'd want a scene with Chris Powell as an ordinary high school student, just so I knew Marvel hadn't forgotten he had been tossed in...

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