New Avengers roster revealed Jan 16, 2007 10:43:23 GMT -5
Post by redstatecap on Jan 16, 2007 10:43:23 GMT -5
thew40 said:So I had an idea in regards to having Wolverine on the team - as well as previous non or barely Avengers.
With so many Avengers vets on the "Mighty" team (save Ares), perhaps for NA it's all in the title. Perhaps because it's called "New Avengers," it's purpose it bring in new Avengers members. Just a thought.
As far as Wolverine joining, I'm a little uncertain. Bendis seemed to want to use him, but left him out of the one story that he should have been in - the beloved Hand story. That drove me crazy. Considering all the recent history Logan had with the Hand and the fact that this involved the Clan Yashinda, Wolverine should have been there.
So, I'm hoping that Bendis doesn't drop the ball in regards to Wolverine. I'm reluctact to even have him on the Aveners team, but as long as he's there, he better be used.
I'm not the biggest Wolverine fan, by the way. But right now, I think it's probably one of the best eras for ol' Wolvie - what we the high quality of books we're seeing with Wolverine: Origins, Astonishing X-Men, and recent issues of Wolverine itself.
So Bendis better throw his hat in the ring with Loeb, Whedon, and Way.
What does it matter if Bendis drops the ball with Wolverine? Wolverine is there for one reason and one reason only -- cash flow. Whether he gets used much or used properly is irrelevant. So long as Bendis at least shows him standing around grimacing, making testy comments, and popping his claws once in a while, the zombies will buy.
Bendis has now lost his opportunity to prove that his book can sell without the Wolverine crutch, so people will continue to (rightly) criticize the choice as a purely cynical move.