Why didnt they put Blue Marvel apart of the new Avengers squad are they going to further develop him
Well, its more up to the writer really, Brian Michael Bendis has to want to use him. Personally I am waiting patiently for Dan Slott to get a bit more popular with comic fans (more popular) so that if he ever gets another chance to do Avengers he totally kills on it. I bring up Dan Slott because he actually expressed interest in using Blue Marvel back in Mighty Avengers, but he never got a chance to use him. (Mighty was cancelled)
Lets hope that they do develop him, he was awesome. Still, its up to us fans to keep him relevant too. His sales were pretty bad, so he can't make his way in Marvel though solos, or self titled minis, so now we have to find out what writers want to use him, and support them, and always ask Marvel about him, though various sources. Online, letters, forums, Formspring, etc
Then lets remember, we want this done right too. It took like 7 years for Sentry to go from his first mini to being in Avengers I think. Roughly about that time. People though he got rushed into Marvel mainstream, got rushed into Avengers etc people got sick of him really fast anyway. Blue Marvel has been around... 3 to 4 years? I think it might be better to let him cameo appear in a few books, build up his name with good writers that care about him. When he does join an Avengers team, he is going to affect the team dynamic greatly. New Avengers might be to weak for him. Him and Thor on the same team would make that team almost unstoppable. (or they would have to be really smart with writing and villain selection)
" The biggest problem with using Blue Marvel on the Avengers is Bendis would probably turn him into the next Sentry. "Drop the probably and you're exactly right.
" @Nova`Prime` said:
" The biggest problem with using Blue Marvel on the Avengers is Bendis would probably turn him into the next Sentry. "Drop the probably and you're exactly right. Also, since Blue Marvel is African American, Bendis would have him speak in ebonics clichés for 99% of his dialogue. "
iI think he could be a really good role-model type character and he would be great as leader of New Avengers. But time should be taken with it as he gains respect from his peers to eventually gain leadership. I think he would definitely be a more mature leader than Luke Cage.
@Nova`Prime` said:I think everyone here KNOWS they are completely different... That's the point, Bendis would do it ANYWAY...The biggest problem with using Blue Marvel on the Avengers is Bendis would probably turn him into the next Sentry.Hardly, they are completely different.
If Bendis weren't still writing Avengers, I'd love for Blue Marvel to join the team. I really would like to see a new mini-series for him, maybe see him getting use to being back in the superhero game and interacting with other characters like Cap, Spider-Man, ect. Great character that hopefully Marvel won't let fade away without seeing where he can really go.
I dunno, given that husband and wife superhero team the Black Panther and Storm(BTW shouldn't she be pregnant yet- that IS what a Queen's main activity is supposed to be- giving birth to heirs to the throne?) are going to join the Avengers, perhaps there is an unofficial quota in force so that the Avengers never become predominantly of any given ethnic group( Caucasian, Hispanic, African American, Asian-American, whatever)!
Marvel needs Blue Marvel. With Thor either dead or caught up in some event involving Asgard and Sentry being gone, where is Earth's extremely powerful protector? Who on earth could stop someone as powerful as Gladiator if he decided to cause havoc? Like when the evil Hyperion came to cause problems. Marvel brought this great and useful character into the light just to placed him back in the dark. Marvel is really starting to lose my confidence that they know what they are doing.
I agree with all of you blue marvel is a awesome character. I hope marvel uses him again in a major story. I also hope they don't try to make any drastic changes that will mess up his character. I do believe eventually bring him back. Its our job as fans to support him so that when he does return he will stay.
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