Who are the "SECRET AVENGERS?" Feb 12, 2010 23:47:01 GMT -5
Post by Doctor Bong on Feb 12, 2010 23:47:01 GMT -5
Consisting of Moonstone, Crossbones, Ghost, Juggernaut and Man-Thing. So it looks as though Cage won't be on the Avengers after the relaunch, unless he's doing the magic Wolverine double duty.
Man-thing? MAN-THING?? Is Man-Thing different now than he used to be? Heck, has he even been active? How in the world did he get on the Raft? Was Marvel about to lose copyright on him? How. . . how does a thing that doesn't even think at all fit into a precision team environment?? (Boy, I wonder if poor ol' Ted Sallis is still buried in there somewhere? You wanna talk your tragic circumstances--- Bruce Banner's livin' in gravy compared to Ted. . . ).
Juggernaut's a great choice, I think. Historically a serious villain who has accrued a surprising amount of humanity. Crossbones--- geeze, hasn't he killed a bajillion innocent folks? How can he be in the program when Abe was dragged through hell for the unintended death of another super villain? Moonstone, sure-- sooner or later she actually WILL find the emotional fortitude to unresignedly commit to being on the side of the angels. Man, what happened to Karla in her formative years? Aaaaand Ghost is someone I have no knowledge of.
I think. . . I think I'll spring for a subscription to this book. I used to love Thunderbolts, and just never picked it back up after its first cancellation. And I've always thought of it as a "companion" book to the Avengers.
I was gonna mention the same thing about Man-Thing, belly (he's one of my favorite Marvel characters), but then, who says we're not in the age of Mighty Marvel complete rewriting of characters...? The way Man-Thing used to be, it would certainly make little sense... . Remember the Dark Avengers captured it recently as part of Osborn's to do list...? Although I cannot fathom why Manny would be on his to do list at all... . And it was defeated with ridiculous ease by Ares then, I might add.
Well, as far as Ted Sallis' fate, yeah, it was certainly tragic, but on the brighter (?) side, at least his consciousness was so deeply buried inside Man-Thing that Sallis wasn't actually aware of his lot in life, unlike Banner or (even more so) Ben Grimm. That is, except for the brief ocassions when it would become once more Ted Sallis, causing his human persona to resurface.
In fact, there's a Two-in-One story were the Thing meets Man-Thing for the first time and (briefly) realizes that his own lot in life isn't so grim (allow me the bad pun) after all!
And about Crossbones, yeah, he seems at least as bad a choice as Bullseye, from the body-count point of view; perhaps even worse, as many MU villains have been shown to consider working with the Red Skrull the point where they draw the line with their villainy.