Quote: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?
Doing exactly what you propose would surely have violated the deal under which Heroes Reborn was put in place - HOWEVER... I have a weird alternative idea.
Marvel could have done a Squadron Supreme comic. The team had been stranded on 616 Earth. I know that some time in the 90s they made it back to their own universe, but that story could have been shelved (in our imagined alternate history of Marvel publishing decisions) in favor of a comic where the Squadron Supreme, on 616 Earth, fill the vacuum left by the absence of the Avengers.
Actually, your idea could have worked. The Squadron was still stranded by the time Kurt Busiek and George Perez began their Avengers run after Heroes Reborn crashed and burned. The Squadron could have had a series written paralleling the Thunderbolts comic, two hero teams filling the gap. They could have moved into Avengers mansion the way the 'Bolts moved into the Baxter Building.