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Exclusive Preview: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #23.INH

Spider-Girl is stuck teaming up with...Wolverine.


(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Jorge Molina


• While tracking the toxic Dr. Covington, the education of SPIDER-GIRL takes a horrific turn: she must hero under the tutelage of the THE CURMUDGEONLY AVENGER: WOLVERINE!

• The INHUMAN that the AVENGERS seek has unique ability--one that, in the wrong hands, could change everything!

• WARREN ELLIS (AVENGERS: ENDLESS WARTIME) once again joins KELLY SUE DECONNICK (CAPTAIN MARVEL) in a delightfully demented dance through the Avengers roster.

Item Code: NOV130618 In Shops: 1/29/2014 SRP: $3.99

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Posted by Maddpanda531

*Sigh* Avengers Assemble, the book that started as a bridge for Avengers movie fans to read about their favorite characters without having to worry too much about continuity, but soon became "Kelly Sue Deconnick's Crossover Tie-In Book About Spider-Woman, Captain Marvel and Black Widow, Which Totally Ignores the Book's Original Mission Statememt". Don't get me wrong, I like the book. I get it every month. I just don't like the fact that it ignores the idea of being a bridge from being a movie fan to a comic fan, without too much continuity. Now it's just the opposite.

Posted by dondave

@maddpanda531: The original arc wasn't a bridge from the movie to comics, characters that aren't even allowed to appear on the MCU were there.

Posted by akbogert

Anya's hair is really long, apparently.

@maddpanda531, I'm not really sure the book served that purpose for long, if at all, but I'll admit that's what I assumed it was in the beginning and thus why I didn't bother to read it. Hopefully there weren't too many people who came to dislike the book for the reason you stated, because for me it was when the book became the "KSD crossover book" that I took interest in and started reading it.

That said, whatever purpose it served, there are only three issues left, so I guess it doesn't matter very much anymore.

Edited by KidChipotle

Is Wolverine in his New X-Men gear?

Posted by Novemberx2

@maddpanda531: it never did a good job at that, it tired then within a 4 issues became a promotional material for GOG and then after bendis a corner for Kelly Sue Deconnick casual fan tumblr loving story. it never had any true identity, movie fans would of been better buying the ultimates or Heroic age avengers books.

Posted by Maddpanda531

@dondave: Um, what are you talking about? The first arc featured the roster from the Avengers movie fighting Thanos and teaming up with the GotG. All characters from the MCU...

Edited by dondave

@dondave: Um, what are you talking about? The first arc featured the roster from the Avengers movie fighting Thanos and teaming up with the GotG. All characters from the MCU...

It also had the Fantastic Four, Storm and Spider-Man, characters that aren't allowed to be in the MCU due to them being owned by other companies. If it was solely a bridge from the movies to comics they wouldn't have appeared.

Posted by Maddpanda531

@dondave: It was a story featuring the film roster that premiered around the same time as the film. It was created as both an advertisement for the film and as a way for fans of the film to have easy access to the characters featured in it. It's the same reason Peter's coming back, just in time for ASM2. Same reason that the first new Amazing Spider-Man arc will be featuring Electro. Same reason that ASM featured an arc about the Lizard around the same time as the first film's release. It's a bridge from the film to the comics, as a way to entice new readers. It's as simple as that.

Edited by MPScrimshaw13

@maddpanda531: You just stated every reason why the book went from being completely terrible to one of the most personality-filled, fun books on the shelves right around issue #7.

Posted by Maddpanda531

@mpscrimshaw13: Kelly Sue didn't start until issue 9. Whether or not you enjoyed it isn't really part of my point. I enjoy the book, too. I just don't like how the whole purpose was to be mostly continuity-free and later it became a very continuity-heavy book.