Reed Richards wrote:
That's what bugs me about this Avengers vs Xmen series. It basically seems like Cyclops, an underage girl and a bunch of criminal/murderer types vs an Avengers squad that is full of guys who to my mind aren't Avengers. I haven't read any new stuff for a while, but c'mon. Thing? Red Hulk? Spidey? Daredevil? And is Wolverine really on that squad? Again I bemoan the blurring of the lines and the loss of the isolationism of old Marvel. Avengers and Xmen and Fan 4 all had their niches and their styles. Now I guess everybody can be on any and all teams they want. Call it Wolverine ubiquity writ large. As usual, I blame Bendis.
Shouldn't the president or SHIELD or NATO or the UN have authorized a strike on Cyclops and his reformed terrorism resort island?
Haters gonna hate. Enjoy reading Antman and the Wasp's adventures as 40% of the "real, actual" Avengers. Pfft.
Or you could try reading Avengers from the 15 years before Bendis made them cool and shook up the line-up (an Avengers tradition from issue 1, btw), I bet those issues are superb (they're not).
Avengers have always been tagged: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Some how Spidey, Thing, Wolverine et all don't fit that bill?
You're saying you'd rather read about Tigra, Jack of Hears and Antman II? Is that somehow better?
And the bit about niches and all that? False. Ask the people who have actually read comics from "old Marvel": it was a shared universe almost from the outset.
And you know who the biggest contributes to the idea of a shared universe was?
Here's a hint: he was the star of Marvel Team-Up. Consider that last bit a preemptive strike on the "Spidey's always been a loner" crap people like to toss around.