I know it's a common complaint, but Bendis' AVENGERS never felt like THE Avengers to me. It was more like a grittier version of CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS or something. Just a giant, super hero mish mash. I know the team has had some wild line-ups over the years but I can't recall any other period in Avengers history when the team went so long without a return to some version of the core line-up. I think it'll be nice if someone with a more traditional approach takes over the book.
Of course, I haven't even looked at an Avengers book in quite some time (couple years?), so maybe I'm talking out of my ass.
I thought Bendis made the team what it should've been to be honest, though I do agree with most of your other points. "Earths Mightiest Heroes... Except that guy. And that guy. And fuck that guy" just doesn't have the same ring to itOriginally Posted by King of Mars
I'm enjoyed his run for the most part. I loved some parts, hated others, but overall enjoyed.
I can't wait to see who comes next though. I'm holding out hope for Hickman and Aaron.
Also, the argument about a more traditional team, people like Luke Cage have now been Avengers for almost a decade. I think the time where people could treat them as a side thing has passed. They are more Avengers than most now. And anyway, at what point does a team become traditional? Does it have to be entirely people who were on the team in the 70s? The Avengers right now have around five "classic" Avengers, what's wrong with that?
Can Andrew or one of the other Gathering editors confirm when the deadline is for first draft of the Young Readers volume?