The New New New Not Old Avengers by Fred Van Lente
Fred Van Lente, one of the writers on Incredible Hercules announced on his Twitter this morning that he would be doing a new Avengers series for Marvel. Considering we right now already have Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, Avengers Academy, Avengers Prime and Avengers: Children’s Crusade it seems pretty outrageous that we’re getting a new title. That doesn’t mean I’m any less intrigued. Yeah, I know, I’m a sucker for the Avengers. But regardless of whether or not this team is called the Next Ultimate New Dark Mighty Secret Young West-Coast Great-Lakes Pet Avengers Initiative Academy Prime, I can only speculate as to who could possibly be included on a team at this point. Outside of attempting to spread Spider-Man, Wolverine and Luke Cage any more thin than they already are, who else is left?
Wonder Man still hates the Avengers. Black Panther is… available? I have no idea, but if he joins there’s a good chance of getting Storm which is cool. I’d love to see Sif join a team, because her one-shot was really good. Falcon maybe? I don’t even know what he’s been doing. Sentry is dead. Wasp is dead, I think. Mighty Avengers made that kind of hard to tell. U.S. Agents only had one arm. Hercules is dead. Ares is dead. Namor would be cool to see, as would She-Hulk. But including them makes it sound more like the Defenders than the Avengers. I know Hulk is busy with World War Hulks or whatever the hell, but couldn’t he find time to rejoin the Avengers?
Is Aunt May busy?
The Avengers are right now what the X-Men were in the 90’s, which is a market-flooding machine. A number of ongoings every month as if to attempt utilizing every character the Avengers has. But still, I have to say that I think I’ll enjoy it. I’ve been enjoying the many other Avengers titles over the past few years. I began getting into it with the first run of New Avengers that Bendis began after his Disassembled arc on Avengers. Van Lente has earned a lot of favor from his work on Hercules and I think he’ll do a pretty good job. We’ll see when we see. I’m looking forward to it at least.