Which is your favorite Avengers series right now? (and why?)

Posted by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) 1 year, 5 months ago

Poll: Which is your favorite Avengers series right now? (and why?) (30 votes)

Avengers 20%
New Avengers 33%
Uncanny Avengers 20%
Young Avengers 3%
Avengers Arena 3%
Avengers Assemble 3%
Hawkeye (what?) 17%

So, yeah, which Avengers book has you the most interested right now and why?

Yes, I will accept Hawkeye, since it's almost always got at least two Avengers in it. If there's any others I've forgotten, or that you think should count, or if any of these have been cancelled, please do let me know. I don't read all of these books myself (only Avengers, New, Uncanny, and Hawkeye), which is part of why I'm asking.

#1 Posted by Cap10nate (2445 posts) - - Show Bio

You forgot Secret Avengers which has been awesome for each of the three issues that has been released.

I selected New Avengers because the story has been fantastic while having spot on characterizations for each of the Illuminati.

After New, it is a tie for Secret and Uncanny for me. Secret has been fun with a very interesting story. Uncanny had a decent first arc but the last two issues were great using both Kang and Apocalypse.

Avengers has been hit and miss for me. I appreciate the grand scope of the story and think it will all wrap around for a great story. However, I think that character moments have been sacrificed for plot.

I do love Hawkeye but don't consider it an Avengers title.

#2 Posted by akbogert (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read (I think) the first issue of all of them, and Uncanny was the one I'm most likely to actually follow if I pick up any of these (followed by Hawkeye and Young Avengers).

#3 Posted by Teerack (7058 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly all the avenger books are lacking right now, so I'm gonna go with Hawkguy.

#4 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

You forgot Secret Avengers which has been awesome for each of the three issues that has been released.

I selected New Avengers because the story has been fantastic while having spot on characterizations for each of the Illuminati.

After New, it is a tie for Secret and Uncanny for me. Secret has been fun with a very interesting story. Uncanny had a decent first arc but the last two issues were great using both Kang and Apocalypse.

Avengers has been hit and miss for me. I appreciate the grand scope of the story and think it will all wrap around for a great story. However, I think that character moments have been sacrificed for plot.

I do love Hawkeye but don't consider it an Avengers title.

oh, smegg, I knew I was forgetting something obvious. hehheh..

Yeah, I chose Uncanny because so far it feels like it's got the most focus on the members of the team, and I like that.

But New Avengers would be a pretty close second for me right now; very close.

Avengers is the one that interests me the least right now, pretty much for the reasons you said. I'm thinking of dropping it, actually, but, like you say, it does seem like it could wrap around into something pretty cool. The next issue is supposed to be set in Hong Kong, and it features some characters I've wanted to see more of. The previews look good, so I'll probably get it. I just wonder if there might be another book that would interest me more. Maybe I will give Secret Avengers a chance.

@teerack said:

Honestly all the avenger books are lacking right now, so I'm gonna go with Hawkguy.

ha! Hawkguy and Lady-Hawguy! I loved when they show why he calls them that..

I'm gonna miss that guy.

#5 Posted by montydapunk.k (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok, since this forum is dedicated to the current Avengers title, can anyone tell me which is the better title between Avengers and Avengers Assemble. I know that Avengers is the core title of the team and I have read some recent issues of Avengers as well but it is way too serious and everything is happening on a grand scale which I feel is a bit boring. Plus I wanted to see some sort of interaction between the team members which is not there in the Avengers. Also Iv read somewhere that Avengers assemble is better then Avengers.

#6 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6419 posts) - - Show Bio

@montydapunk_k: Avengers Assemble is much smaller scale, and the arcs are short and self contained. I've only been reading since #9, but since then there's been a three issue arc with 8 members, mostly focusing on 4-6 of them, and a two issue arc with only 3 members, they're currently doing Age Of Ultron tie ins, and my #14AU hasn't arrived yet, so I can't comment on that yet.

I've found it to be a lot more focused and often more enjoyable than Avengers. Avengers has been O.K., but it has two many members on the team, and the plot has been quite slow. If you want short focused stories with more room for individual characters to shine, I'd recommend giving it a go.

The first issue after Age Of Ultron is part of a crossover with Captain Marvel, which will be printed in Avengers: The Enemy Within #1, Avengers Assemble #16, Captain Marvel #13, Avengers Assemble #17 and Captain Marvel #14, in that order.

If you're not reading Uncanny Avengers, I'd recommend that too.

#7 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

@montydapunk_k:

@montydapunk_k:

Avengers Assemble is much smaller scale, and the arcs are short and self contained. I've only been reading since #9, but since then there's been a three issue arc with 8 members, mostly focusing on 4-6 of them, and a two issue arc with only 3 members, they're currently doing Age Of Ultron tie ins, and my #14AU hasn't arrived yet, so I can't comment on that yet.

I've found it to be a lot more focused and often more enjoyable than Avengers. Avengers has been O.K., but it has two many members on the team, and the plot has been quite slow. If you want short focused stories with more room for individual characters to shine, I'd recommend giving it a go.

The first issue after Age Of Ultron is part of a crossover with Captain Marvel, which will be printed in Avengers: The Enemy Within #1, Avengers Assemble #16, Captain Marvel #13, Avengers Assemble #17 and Captain Marvel #14, in that order.

If you're not reading Uncanny Avengers, I'd recommend that too.

Thanks, I was wondering about that one too.

#8 Posted by judasnixon (6648 posts) - - Show Bio

#9 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6419 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: No problem. It's a bit of a low seller for some reason, but it's definitely worth a read, especially if you like Spider-Woman. She's the only character to be in all five of Kelly Sue DeConnicks issues, and she'll be appearing in The Enemy Within too. Considering she doesn't have her own series, and she's had virtually no attention paid to her in Avengers, it seems to be the best place to find her at the moment.

#10 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow that's a doozy of a question. It's nearly impossible to select one over the others and I'm not even an Avengers fan.

I selected AVENGERS since I do like the rotating cast and less focus on characters that everyone else seems to dislike. One thing I've always hated about "team up" books is that they tend to conflict with the individual character's solo books. I believe Hickman is purposely avoiding that while building up for a masterful story as well. Plus pulling concepts from Starbrand, Night Mask, and Ellis's Newuniversal into the Marvel U. Then again I love reading about new and underused characters so this book is perfect for me.

I don't even think New Avengers, Young Avengers, Avengers Arena should have the word "Avengers" in the title. I know they are Avengers related, but I hate Marvel labeling everything Avenger & X-Men to sell books. I would go as far as calling Uncanny Avengers "Unity Squad" since you know that is basically their team name.

Young Avengers is GREAT team book if you want to see great characterization. Uncanny Avengers as well. Hawkguy is golden. Plus Avengers Arena is really fun read as well.

#11 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: thanks, that does sound cool. I like Spiderwoman and Captain Marvel, so I probably will check out that Enemy Within story to try it out.

#12 Posted by tigerkaya (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

While I hate the idea of the Avengers and X-men co-exist together in one team I would say Uncanny Avengers is the best. Since it utilizes and combines the two teams rogues together. Now if only the members would sort out their difference by a duel to the death already perfarably with knives Rogue and Scarlet Witch I'm looking at you two.

#13 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Young Avengers
  2. Avengers Arena / Uncanny Avengers (didn't like the last arc, I do like the apocalypse one)
#14 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow that's a doozy of a question. It's nearly impossible to select one over the others and I'm not even an Avengers fan.

I selected AVENGERS since I do like the rotating cast and less focus on characters that everyone else seems to dislike. One thing I've always hated about "team up" books is that they tend to conflict with the individual character's solo books. I believe Hickman is purposely avoiding that while building up for a masterful story as well. Plus pulling concepts from Starbrand, Night Mask, and Ellis's Newuniversal into the Marvel U. Then again I love reading about new and underused characters so this book is perfect for me.

I don't even think New Avengers, Young Avengers, Avengers Arena should have the word "Avengers" in the title. I know they are Avengers related, but I hate Marvel labeling everything Avenger & X-Men to sell books. I would go as far as calling Uncanny Avengers "Unity Squad" since you know that is basically their team name.

Young Avengers is GREAT team book if you want to see great characterization. Uncanny Avengers as well. Hawkguy is golden. Plus Avengers Arena is really fun read as well.

yeah, New Avengers is great, but it should be called "the Illuminati", or "the Secret Avengers".

Secret Avengers should probably be called "Agents of Shield".

Uncanny Avengers kinda needs to be called Uncanny Avengers, however, since that's the whole premise.

#15 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6419 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: If you're looking to get back issues, Carol has a part in #9-11. She's not the main focus, but it's worth a read. :)

#16 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: I think I'll start with the story she's the focus of, and check out the back issues if I like that.

#17 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6419 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by Xorion (446 posts) - - Show Bio

is there anything to consider, bro? Bor! Of course it's hawkguy, bro.

#19 Posted by Extremis (3361 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see how Hawkeye counts but it'll garner the most votes as the avengers books will divide avengers fans and non team book fans can easily pick a solo title. So it won't be an accurate poll even though I enjoy and get Hawkeye monthly.

My favorite Avengers title is New Avengers.

#20 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, I kinda just put Hawkeye there as a joke (even though I love the book, myself); I had no idea he was gonna take this thing over..

glad to see so much love for it though.

#21 Edited by Polarity (106 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the Avengers book right now have really good potential, but it's really not quite clicking at the moment. The main book is somewhat of a slog to get through. A huge cast and Hickman's slow burn isn't helping out much right now, this might be a huge trade read. I love parts of the Uncanny cast (Rogue, Havok, Wasp and Scarlet Witch), but the characterization is a bit off and I think I'd rather read something else than Apocalypse right now. This really should have been followed up in Remender's X-Force title. I want something new. New Avengers has a great cast and concept, but I get the feeling everyone is going to try to out jerk each other and with what's going on in the X-titles right now, I'm not sure I want to read more of that.

#22 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (889 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really liking New Avengers the most out of all the titles, though I am following them all, except AA and YA.

NA feels like a continuation of what Hickman was doing in F4 and FF before he left and has a grand feel to them, probably why I like it the most.

#23 Edited by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

I don't see how Hawkeye counts but it'll garner the most votes as the avengers books will divide avengers fans and non team book fans can easily pick a solo title. So it won't be an accurate poll even though I enjoy and get Hawkeye monthly.

My favorite Avengers title is New Avengers.

This. Hawkeye shouldn't count and it skews the results. Having "at least 2 avengers at all times" (which is not even true) doesn't make it count as an avengers title. New Avengers is #1 for me.

#24 Posted by PassionFlower (960 posts) - - Show Bio

My fav is the New Avengers but I am liking Hawkeye a lot more than I thought I would.

#25 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

I don't see how Hawkeye counts but it'll garner the most votes as the avengers books will divide avengers fans and non team book fans can easily pick a solo title. So it won't be an accurate poll even though I enjoy and get Hawkeye monthly.

My favorite Avengers title is New Avengers.

This. Hawkeye shouldn't count and it skews the results. Having "at least 2 avengers at all times" (which is not even true) doesn't make it count as an avengers title. New Avengers is #1 for me.

then just don't count Hawkeye's votes (and pretty much every issue has, at least, Hawkeye and Hawkeye).

anyway, I'm glad to hear people are into New Avengers. I like that one.

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