Low points in Avengers history Aug 1, 2007 15:46:43 GMT -5
Post by Engage on Aug 1, 2007 15:46:43 GMT -5
dlw66 said:It's interesting that you cite the Zodiac stories of the #120's, as they were drawn by Bob Brown; you cited him as one of your least favorite Avengers artists in another thread. I happen to find Brown's art very tolerable (which is slightly outside of "I really liked him"), so my memories of those stories aren't too negative. However, you raise an interesting point -- with the diversity of powers exhibited by the Zodiac, are they really all that different from the Ringmaster's Circus of Crime?
The problem I had with the Zodiac -and the subsequent attempts to power them up to make them suitable opponents for the Avengers, is the inherent limitations to their powers. How threatening is some guy dressed as a crab, for example? The Ringmaster comparison is pretty fair...
One of these days the Zodiac is going to be used in a mind-blowing story. The concept is just waiting for someone to come along and write and epic story using them. I think there's much more to the concept than to the Circus. I think they should probably make some of the Zodiac a little less literal, however.
And people will always remember Bendis. No matter what happens next with the group, Bendis has shaped the last few years of Avengers history with a stronger brush than most creators before him. The directions the characters have taken and the different relationships he's played up will always be a part of the dynamic of the comic. He's also brought characters into the Avengers family who can be used to bring new aspects to the title.