We got the original 5 Avengers in the last Bendis arc, in End Times. It was too short to really show the team dynamic but they did appear in that story. You would have to leave Cap out though, because he wasn't an original.
Really, we only got 3 stories with these characters, before the Hulk left, and Cap took over, in the beginning of the Avengers. It would be nice to see if Hank Pym becomes the leader, and everyone follows his lead.
You look at those characters, and they really have moved on from where they started. Or have they?
Thor - a newly powered god, who didn't know his full,potential
Hulk - still battling with his alter ego, and spoke like a child
Iron Man - still an alcoholic
Ant Man - still feels peer pressure that he isn't good enough
Wasp - still single.
Last edited by jackolover; 03-21-2013 at 02:24 AM.
Visited NY and DC and saw Spider-Man Turn off the Dark.
It would be interesting as a separate mini-series. Who would be fitting to take the reigns in terms of creative team?
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Most of the founders minus the Pyms and Hulk are already together. Seems kinda pointless to me....
Someone mentioned Kooky Quartet. That seems like it would have more potential to me... with the founders and older members like BP and Vision... Those guys still have the whole "old friends/companions" reunion vibe, but they haven't been overexposed. Most of them are in an interesting place right now.
"first 10 years of Avengers" reunion?
I don't think it would have a lot of appeal.
I think back to Grant Morrison's JLA and how big that was. Part of the appeal of that was that this was the first time in decades that these seven characters (or, more accurately, archetypes) were serving together on the same team. The first time that the "Big Seven" were altogether. That's what was part of the cool factor, that the big dogs were all part of the same group.
With the Avengers, it's not the same. Practically all the founding members have served continuously on the Avengers with few exceptions. It's not developing the same appetite. We've seen Cap and Iron Man and Thor on the Avengers, and very recently at that. Hell, even the Hulk is now back on the team. There's not the same appeal as it could have been if those characters had been absent for years or even decades.
So, no. It wouldn't be something that I feel would be appealing to fans non fans. It'd just be a somewhat interesting gimmick that I don't think would last all that long.