Same family is only FF. Avengers and X-Men are friends.
To a certain degree... I think a lot of us just forget about the close friendships that have been on the team just because the characters involved (Jan, Wanda, Jen) haven't been too actively used on the team in the past decade. Carol and Jessica Jones was a Bendis thing. Carol and Jessica Drew is the only one he really used that has a foundation in pre-Bendis years.
I do agree that the relationship between a lot of the X-Women is different than the relationship between a lot of the Avengers women... but I don't think that's a bad thing. It's a just a thing. The books should have a slightly different vibe and there's a way for that to happen. A lot of the bonds on the Avengers are between two specific characters and not the group as a whole. So there's a thematic element for this hypothetical book: developing a group bond.
See how that would work better than just the female team recently put together that fought the Red Hulk? They disappeared after 3 appearances because boys club politics forbade them to cross borders to deliver aid personally. They should have done a P5 on everybody and let the UN work out the consequences.
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I can't think of it at the moment but I don't think any women are in the Illuminati. That I think is marvel's attitude.
Here's a challenge: name enough instances where Steve (or the Avengers leadership) has treated the female Avengers differently specifically BECAUSE of their gender to establish a trend.
Gender issues and feminism in comics is something that is very important to me. But, it's always such a delicate thing. Creating issues where they don't actually exist sometimes is actually more harmful than helpful.
... and if the girls are just doing what the guys do... why exactly do we assume they'd be doing it with less gusto?
In the end I don't every really see Capt doing that to any woman, he has always been an old school gentleman, but none of the old school negative beliefs towards the opposite Gender. That is why he is called "The Boy-Scout", he does what he thinks is right and best by the highest degree possible.
Female Avengers to me have shown great ability to both led and hold a comic book audience just as well as the X-Women, and I am Really Excited for that book as well. The book should not just be done for the heck of it, but should have a deep, but Fun meaning to it. An Event brings them together, a get together, something different that leads to an all female team of Avengers.
Heck, what you just said, some Female Avengers have not had it good in the last decade and that could be meaning to the book as well too. Don't know how that could be written, but something interesting to consider.
I just know if and when a book is announced, I will be one of the 1st on the Bandwagon, you can count on that!
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I'd love to see Kelly Sue Deconnick do an all-Female arc in Avengers Assemble to test the waters on this.
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