Post by freedomfighter on Apr 22, 2010 9:41:41 GMT -5
Wanda's getting the Heroic Age treatment in Avengers:The Children's Crusade geeksofdoom.com/2010/04/21/c2e2-2010-heinberg-and-cheung-reteam-for-avengers-the-childrens-crusade/ Evidently Wiccan starts exhibiting the same powers as Wanda (ridiculous reality altering powers that Wanda never had on her own, only when manipulated...but I digress) and leads the Young Avengers on a quest to find her and redefine themselves. So hopefully Wanda gets a bit better treatment here. And spoiler alert... don't read any further if you want to be surprised by the last issue of Mighty Avengers. Evidently Hank lives and is an instructor at Avengers Academy. www.comicsalliance.com/2010/04/16/speedball-gives-up-gimp-suit-for-avengers-academy-c2e2/ Does it suck that Hank is no longer a lead Avenger? Yes and no for me. While yes that he isn't featured, but no as it appears this book will at least have some respect for him. Being a teacher is an honorable and noble enough profession, so it's good to see Hank being trusted by the MU again.
It'll be great to see Wanda again. And I'm glad that Pietro will be sticking around (in Avengers Academy), even if he doesn't strike me as the teacher type. I guess I should be grateful Pietro's in any comic at all, but I'd rather see him involved in the Speed-Wiccan story. He's their uncle, after all...or is he??
(My totally tongue in cheek, "What If?" scenario has him as their father, with Anelle as their mother--yes, she slept with both Mar-Vell and Pietro back on that Skrull ship! What can I say, she had a thing for white-haired gents . And because of they were Pietro's, that's why Wanda was able to summon their "essences" when she manufactured her children.)
I'll be reading Children's Crusade in the hopes that we will actually, somehow see Wanda redeemed. But those hopes are not high. Lately everything they've done with her has been a tease. I'd love to see the return of a confident, kind Wanda like Englehart gave us, instead of the mentally-fragile version that we last saw. I also hope we finally learn what the connection is with Speed and Wiccan- or if there is a connection. Will the "shards of Mephisto's soul" crap be rewritten?
Some bits seem interesting, but 9 bi-monthly issues means 18 months. A year and half is a long time to go, it's going to be the end of 2011 (!) before we see the end of this story
Everything about this sounds great except, as you say, a year and a half is too spread out. Hmmm, Young Avengers featuring the return of the Scarlet Witch, Secret Avengers, Hawkeye - Is it possible? Can I actually feel myself getting excited about new comics again? Dare I believe it?