Now I was not amongst those because I liked DD and Alias Ultimate Spiderman, etc...And then Disassembled and what happened after well you know the story.
On the otherhand, Hickman has managed to kill Johnny Storm without so much as one hate mail. He's one of the few writers who have not really piss off any portion of fandom. Then again it's the Avengers now so we'll see if he can survive. lol
Kurt Busiek Says:"Best Avengers Run, Steve Englehart's run in the 1970s. With Roy Thomas's run that preceded it close behind, and the Conway/Shooter/Michelinie run that followed close behind that
However, that doesn't mean that there is an equal number of people who want him gone that liked his run.
Why isn't Rick Jones constantly being kidnapped by various supervillains such as Dr. Doom hoping to unlock the secret of the Destiny Force.
Why isn't Rick Jones with the Destiny Force battling the P5.
The Wanda stuff (which essentially began Bendis run on Avengers) and the Decimation stuff is being wrapped up as we speak in AvX.
I think Bendis essentially began an era in Marvel with Disassembled, which as a whole is coming to an end in AvX. And I think that's actually a big part of why stuck around until this point.
In Seige, his deconstruction of the Avengers had reached it's climax, returning to it's starting point. Dark Reign had ended. Cap, Thor and Iron Man were back, the new Heroic age was there, and the NA even had their walk into the sun happy ending (literaly).
I still mantain it was the perfect jumping off point for him. Everything since has seemed... pointless.
Okay, time for a new controversial opinion.
Now, I'm fully aware this one is purely wishful thinking, and that it won't happen (at least I don't think it will. Don't know what Hickman has planned), but I think the Avengers should be disbanded and start over as a new organization completely separate from the one (ones?) that came before. New members, new charter, new rules.
Why? What would be the difference? What does that mean?
It means a fresh start in terms of membership. Whoever was a member before, would not automatically be a member now. IMHO, the Avengers have had so many members that it's become hard to keep track of who was and who wasn't. For exemple, was Masque only an ally, or was she awarded membership, even if honorary? What about Doctor Voodoo? And so on. It wouldn't mean that the past didn't happen, it would only have less of a influence on the now. Imagine, if this were to happen today, the Wasp would not be a founding member of this new team, even if she did eventually come back and join, but Hawkeye or even Luke Cage could. Of course, for something like this to happen, I think it'd be necessary to stop with the multiple teams, including Secret and Uncanny, and we all know that won't happen.
I was going to say that there’s no good answer to the first question but then it hit me that anyone kidnapping Rick would have everyone from the Avengers to the Loners to the Spaceknights after them. Of course, I can’t see Dr Doom caring what Captain America thinks and the Leader already has a habit of making the Hulk angry.
New and improved me. Now with a CAPITAL “B”.
There should be an Avengers UK miniseries.
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