Before I say what I have to say, the name of this blog comes from a time where I almost stopped reading Marvel comics and switched to DC,Wildstorm,or something else. However I had thought back to House of M and Civil War and I caught on to what Marvel was doing an with the Heroic Age around the corner apparently I was right. Marvel did what they could do diminish the superhero\villain population and break down the ideal of the hero only to build it back up in the future. Now leading into Heroic Age was Dark Reign and Siege...two awful series. The more Siege goes on the more I just read other things and stay away from the event. Let's run down somethings that were wrong....
1.The Asgardians-If you thought the Skrulls got the shaft when they battle with Earth\Humans..Siege isn't what you want to be reading. I have never seen a group of characters that are supposed to be powerful by nature get so badly defeated in combat...and by characters like Daken & Taskmaster no less.
2.Thor-he really hasn't been right since he came back from the dead. I'm really waiting for him at this point to do something noteworthy.He's getting his ass handed to him in Siege.Sentry f#cked up Asgard and he couldn't do anything about it.He got handled by Rulk..it seems like he can only excel in his solo book. Aside from what he did to Iron Man, his showings have been pathetic outside of it at best.
3.Tigra-after all the time she's been an Avenger she still can't get a spot on an actual roster.
4.Scarlet Witch-where the hell is she?
5.Echo-Same as Scarlet Witch. When Secret Invasion ended and Dark Reign started she never appeared.She was supposed as the New Black Panther that turned out to be Shuri..so where is she? How can all of those people have been friends with her and then she disappears and nobody cares?
6.Jubilee-she's back to being Jubes but now it appears she's going to be a vampire?
7.Ms.Marvel-had her book cancelled after one of the worst story arcs in her history.
8.She-Hulk-book cancelled to start Lyra's book that only lasted 4 issues.Keeps getting her ass handed to her in Hulk's book
9.Sentry-All Dark Reign and Siege has done is tear down the character.Most issues of Dark Avengers were about him and they all sucked.Completely pointless.
10.Hulk-forced to live as Bruce Banner after being drained of Gamma radiation by Rulk.
11.U.S Agent-Once a Mighty Avenger,in the future there is no indication he will be an Avenger or where he will be.He also did virtually nothing during the time he was a Mighty Avenger.
12.Quicksilver-brought back to be an Avenger...but won't be as soon as the event is over.
13.Iron Patriot\Norman Osborn-How was he able to take Dark Reign to Siege when he can't seem to win a fight? Aside from when he fought Iron Man in that old ass armor,all he's done is get ruined.Molecule Man stripped him naked,Dr.Harrow did the same,Spider-Man kicked his ass,Iron Man crapped on him in Siege it just keeps getting worse.
14.The Initiative Recruits-If Avengers Academy is going to be the new Initative..where are all the ones that didn't graduate and the ones that did.I haven't seen any Initiative members that aren't on other teams since Camp Hammond got shut down.
15.Bullseye-possibly the worst character to ever wear the Hawkeye uniform.Played an extremely minimal role in Dark Reign
16.Moonstone-took of Ms.Marvel's book and is probably the reason it got cancelled.
17.Wolverine-his spotlight was offered to Daken and Deadpool
18.Armory-Got decommissioned in Initiative..has only been seen twice afterwards and she doesn't have the tactigon
19.Elsa Bloodstone-WHERE IS SHE?
20.New New Warriors-Haven't seen them since the book was cancelled.
21.Misty Knight-went from leader to token black girlfriend
22.Ghost Rider-Does he still exist?
I like what I am seeing with the solicitations for the Heroic Age. I was going to put Daredevil on this list because he did nothing in either event but apparently has two miniseries coming up.Most of the things I put on my last list were overturned accept for the deaths (save for Cap) and certain characters that haven't been seen or done anything in years like Tiger Tyger,Silver Sable & Toxin. I would also like to see less Bendis. His influence on so many books makes people not want to read. He's not even that bad of a writer, he's just writing like 12 books.At least -5 of them are going to suck (just a example,don't take it literally). Let's hope that when the Heroic Age gets here this list doesn't grow.