Thoughts on Uncanny Avengers, Hickman's Avengers and New Avengers?
First of all, there are too damn many Avengers books out right now. I mean, gdi there’s Uncanny Avengers, Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, Young Avengers, Avengers Arena, Avengers Assemble, and now Avengers A.I.
MARVEL THIS SHIT HAS GOT TO STOP
I’m currently reading (out of all of those) Avengers Assemble, Secret, New, and plain old Avengers. Since you only asked about the three, I won’t babble about Secret or Assemble, though. ;)
- Uncanny is the one that I am not reading. I tried it and I couldn’t get into it, which bummed me out because I thought Remender’s run on X-Force was the greatest thing to ever happen to that title. There’s just nothing in Uncanny that engaged me. I don’t think it’s a bad book, necessarily, it’s just not for me.
- New is awesome. Nicki stopped reading it, but if you give me T’Challa, Strange, and Namor in the same book, it’s basically like giving a fat kid an entire cake topped with ice cream. I love the tension between the characters and the terrible things they’re doing in the name of saving the world. Moral ambiguity always gets me, and if you looked up the term, there would be a picture of this cast next to it.
- Avengers is fucking genius. I don’t know if you could tell from what I said about New Avengers, but I have a Hickman Problem. In that I think he’s fucking brilliant and his stories are so cosmic and epic and make me feel really small and afraid, and if you’re writing superhero comics, your readers SHOULD be afraid. If there’s no tension to your writing, it’s just people in spandex punching each other (which is what DC has devolved into, much to my sorrow) and nine times out of ten when I’m reading Hickman, I audibly gasp several times during the comic. I love him. I’m going to stare at him like a creep at Heroes and resist all attempts to make me go talk to him. I love his comics, you guys, you don’t understand. He gave me back Fantastic Four after I thought I would never be able to love it again.
- HICKMAAAANNNNNNN!!!!!! *fistshake*
Okay, so. That devolved into madness and I apologize.