Double the Gwen, double the fun! Here are the previews for Radioactive Spider-Gwen #3 and Gwenpool Special #1!
- Still reeling from the events of SPIDER-VERSE, Gwen Stacy decides to pay a visit to Jessica Drew, AKA Spider-Woman!
- Gwen learns about her Earth-616 counterpart, and sees that the lesson that with great power, there must also come great responsibility applies in any reality.
- AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
- She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U!
- Deadpool teams up with both Hawkeyes — Kate and Clint — to…stop a pickpocket?!
- Ms. Marvel takes on her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues!
- And then there’s the reason for the season(al special): GWENPOOL!
- Yup, you read that right — Gwen. Pool. C’mon, you know you’re curious.
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!