Daily Archives: May 3, 2015
So, I was thinking while reading the preview for All-New, All-Different Avengers that was released on Free Comic Book Day about potential additional recruits to the team. Of course, I don’t expect new members to jump in RIGHT AWAY, that’d be ludicrous. Rather, this is me thinking ahead one or two completed story arcs. Now, with that said, one has to wonder what the criteria for being a member of this team is. Well, as is the case for five out of seven of the members (possibly six, we’ll see), it seems to be characters that have taken up legacy hero names, like Thor, Captain America, etc. There also seems to be an emphasis on newer, younger characters, with Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, and Nova all being teenagers. So, with that said, I think I’ve got a pretty good idea as to a few newer characters who could conceivably join this new Avengers team. And before you ask, I think I’ll be leaving Captain Marvel and Ant Man out of this, simply because, while they ARE legacy heroes, I think I’d prefer them to be on a team of their own with a few more of the veterans. So, with that said, here’s a few could-be Avengers we might someday see on this team.
Well, he’s mostly been working with Sam in All-New Captain America anyway, right? Why not have them working together as Avengers? Besides, as someone trained by his adoptive father, Steve Rogers, Ian is more than capable of holding his own in any fight, and would be an asset to the team. On top of that, we could have a story involving him nowadays that isn’t “OH MY GOD, IAN’S DEAD! HE’S DIED IN THE LINE OF-” “Actually, he’s alive.” “…Are you sure? Because it looked like-” “He’s standing right over there, dude.” Seriously, that kind of repetitiveness is just annoying.
As a member of the Young Avengers, as well as the Secret Avengers, Kate Bishop already has more than enough credibility to join a team like this. On top of that, though, I think it would be VERY interesting to see her on the team, considering that Miles Morales is a member, and he used to date the Ultimate Universe version of Kate, until it was revealed her family were members of Hydra and she kinda ended up getting him and his family kidnapped. So yeah, would make things kinda awkward, but in a good way.
Another actual Avengers member, the new Power Man could prove the member with the most raw power if he joined this team, with only a couple of contenders. If nothing else, his ability to absorb chi from his environment gives him a different method of power from the others, giving additional variety to the team, plus he can mimic the skills and fighting styles of just about anyone he trains with, so he’d make for a very well-rounded fighter as well. The only thing he’d really need to watch out for are bio-electric jammers, which are able to inhibit his overall power.
…Okay, admittedly, this one is based more out of curiosity. Specifically, it seems there are a HUGE contingent of Roberto/Kamala shippers, to the point where Marvel actually seems to be having some fun with the concept in a romance comic set in Secret Wars. Now, the canonicity of this is maybe a touch in the air, but imagine if they were on the same team and whether or not anything would wind up happening between them. Though personally, I think she maybe has a bit more in common with Miles Morales, but that’s just me. On top of that, his hellish power-set, near-identical to that of the first Ghost Rider (save for that duplication trick he can do), would most certainly come in handy in plenty of situations.
Anyway, that’s all I can think of for now, at least fitting the theme I mentioned. Got one I didn’t think of? Leave it in the comments below, and we’ll see how the team grows and develops following Secret Wars. Ja né!
So, I went to Heroes’ Beacon and GameZilla for Free Comic Book Day today. Sadly, I can’t upload photos of my trips to either, because my computer, for some strange reason, doesn’t wanna accept SD cards right now. I can’t even begin to understand why. Nonetheless, the point of this article is not to talk about Free Comic Book Day and what I did there, but rather, what I got: All-New, All-Different Avengers.
So, not a whole lot to say, since it’s just a preview of stuff to come. What’s here is good, though. We see the Avengers having to fight Radioactive Man, but something apparently goes wrong when Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), and Nova (Sam Alexander) are sent to bring him in while Thor (the new female one), Iron Man (presumably Tony Stark, although they can’t seem to recall that Wasp was the one to name the team the Avengers), Vision, and Captain America (Sam Wilson) deal with…erm, Radioactive Man’s giant green dragon……’kay. Anyway, the other four seem to the teens as being highly upset that Radioactive Man seemingly got away, but it turns out that the reason he got away was because the teens decided to save one innocent pedestrian in the middle of the chaos. When Cap presses the issue and asks if they really thought saving one man was worth it, which they seem to confirm…he’s convinced that they were the right choices for the new team. Saving people is their number one priority, and these three clearly have the mindset of doing so above all else. So yeah, it’s kinda short, but it nonetheless showcases how these seven operate, and I do like the way they work as a unit. Still, I would’ve liked to see some mix-and-matching between the older and younger groups instead of having the generational members split off, but I guess I can look forward to that when the book starts.
I’m not gonna talk too much about the other half of the book, which features the Uncanny Inhumans, except to bring up a couple of points. First off, why is it called Uncanny Inhumans? Look, I know that a lot of adjectives used to describe heroes and teams have been interchangeable at times, but there really is no way to use the word ‘Uncanny’ to describe a superhero team without thinking of the X-Men. In fact, the only one I can think of off the top of my head other than them is the Uncanny Avengers, which have like half their team made up of X-Men alumni. Next thing I gotta ask about is the Human Torch’s presence on the team. Not only does this raise some questions about his status with the Fantastic Four, but…………..Since when were Johnny Storm and Queen Medusa ROMANTIC?! Maybe this is none of my business, but isn’t Medusa married?! The frak is going on?! But other than that, it was okay, showing the team going up against Hydra agents looking to kidnap newly awakened Inhumans.
Anyway, that’s all I really wanted to say about the book. It was good, and the post-Secret Wars universe looks promising, but man, does it raise some interesting questions. Lemme know what books you guys got at FCBD, and then come back in a day or two for when I give my overall thoughts and opinions on Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ja né!