Hello all! I am really enjoying what Hickman is doing with Avengers/New Avengers, and I'm happy in general with how the Avengers franchise is being handled right now. But, being me, no matter how much I enjoy a series I can't help but think about how I would do it if I was the one writing; so, I thought i would share with you how I would restructure the Avengers organization if I were in charge, and invite you to do the same. Here's how my structure works:
The Avengers organization has four branches. Each branch starts out with nine core members, with three reserves. The organization is based around the five founders(with Cap, not Hulk), and each ancillary team has a founder on it as an adviser. The four teams are as follows-
The Avengers: based out of Avengers Tower in NYC, I would have a more classic feel to their story. I think it's a time when the classic Avengers, the best of the best, the ones who have the experience in the field and who know what it takes to be one of Earth's Mightiest. The team consists of Captain America as the leader/chairman of the entire organization, Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man, Wasp, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Carol as Captain Marvel, and Vision, with reserves Black Widow, Hyperion, and Smasher. This team is the big gun of the organization, handling world and potentially universe-ending threats, and serving as galactic ambassadors on Earth's behalf for interstellar conflicts. Later storylines would see a resurrected Jean Grey join the team as Phoenix, Iron Man leave to join the Guardians of the Galaxy and be replaced by Phyla-Vell, who retakes the mantle of Quasar, and a heroic iteration of Kang, calling himself Kang the Liberator, join to help stop an attempted takeover by Kang the Conqueror
The New Avengers: based on the West Coast in the WCA Compound, this team would be literally for "new Avengers"- heroes who either have never been Avengers before but are ready to step up to the plate, or for those who have been inactive for a while to regain their footing. They would be responsible for defending the west coast, and for defending all of America when the main team is away. The team would be lead by Justice, with Wasp serving as the founding adviser, and also consist of Songbird, Human Torch, Iceman, Shadowcat, Wiccan, Chimera(Teddy's new alias- in Heinberg's original draft of Young Avengers, he was supposed to take up that mantle after issue 6, but never did, so I decided to resurrect the idea), and Kate as Hawkeye, with reserve members Firestar, Rage, and Sandman
Uncanny Avengers- I am definitely a fan of this concept. Based out of Avengers Mansion in NYC, this team brings together the best of the best Avengers and X-men in one unit. They deal with mutant-related issues, as well as human-mutant conflicts. The team is made up of X-Men Havok, Storm, Rogue, and Colossus, and Avengers Giant Man, Photon, Wonderman, and Quicksilver, plus Beast, representing both sides, with reserves Nightcrawler, She-Hulk, and Tigra. The team would be lead by either Havok or Beast. Havok because I like the idea of him stepping up and leading the mutant population now that Cyke is cray-cray, or Beast because he has served long tenures with both teams, and he was chosen by Prof. X to take his place with the Iluminati
International Avengers: I'll probably come up with a better name, but this is a team of international heroes dedicated to protecting the Earth as a whole. They would deal with terrorist organizations/dictators, as well as helping the main team with world-ending threats. I'm not sure where they would be stationed... maybe in DC. I'm not sure of I want to go all "watchtower" with it or not... anyway, the team is lead by Black Panther, plus Captain America as the adviser, with Black Knight, Northstar, Darkstar(Russia), Sunfire(Japan), Radioactive Man(China), El Muerto(Mexico), and Arabian Knight(Iraq), with reserve members Lionheart, Ursa Major(Russia), and Silverclaw(South America)
So that'show I would restructure the Avengers if I ever got the chance. I'd love to hear how you guys would do it. There are no guidelines for making your teams, so don't feel the need to use mine as a model, do whatever you want!