Marvel Isn’t All Avengers

Greetings 616!!!

Well someone in the Assemble facebook group had started a thread stating that Marvel seems to care only about the Avengers, because it seems that every book of Marvel Now has the word Avengers in it. Now you could not imagine my disbelief that someone would actually say that. So since most of them have a tendency to hate everything Marvel does, I just decided I would write what I thought here since it would most likely fall to deaf ears.

My Response

Now I can’t quite see how Avengers wouldn’t be the center of attention, but even so they are at least making use of their library of heroes, making them known and giving them the spotlight when needed. Though I will also point out that wasn’t always about Avengers up till now, but that’s just how the progression has led them.


As I had said before, it is quite obvious that the Avengers are the biggest book Marvel has to offer. Marvel is good at making teams and that is where they excel. What they do in which most others fail at is taking risks, and not only taking risks but being able to make changes that can spark interest in something you might find dead.

They have a vast library of heroes, and what makes the Avengers team special is for the fact that they use that to bring new, old, and forgotten heroes to light. No team is ever the same and they use various forms of the team to create very dynamic interactions that you would hope to see or never expect. Like in Marvel NOW! you are seeing them take a more uncanny approach to their teams, even making an Uncanny Avengers team. That is what I like to see and hope they continue with that.

Now to avoid talking about just Avengers, it’s time to get to the point. Marvel isn’t all about Avengers. The Avengers have been the center point for many of the universe’s events and crossovers, but they don’t slap the title Avengers on everything. The X-Men have supported themselves constantly, Thor, Loki, Hulk, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four all have been very successful without constant interaction with the Avengers.

Readers Blindness

Now I’m not sure if that group or IGN has a certain bias against Marvel, because it seems that they do, but either way it is a trend that I’ve been noticing where they just nit pick at everything Marvel does. This isn’t some fanboy rant since I read from both publishers, though as someone who reads comics in general without much judgement, this seems to be quite concerning. I mean Marvel has done nothing wrong that I’ve seen yet up to now all that is seen is constant doubting and bashing in what they are trying to do. They are giving you the next chapter in these heroes lives, many taking them back to basics and to what you first liked them for. The least most could do is shut up and wait till the #1’s are released before they turn into the lame fanboys that make comic fanboys the worst.


Now they do say that DC is all about the solo books and that is what they do best at, but does that alone make them better than Marvel? Is it because of the popularity of Batman and those dark heroes like him that they do better? I mean I just don’t see how the fact that some heroes who don’t work well with others are that interesting. I mean where’s the interaction with other heroes that makes them feel real? Oh right, almost none of them exist in the same city or even state. Not hating like I said before, but making a point.


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    (January 27, 2013 - 7:00 am)

    I love that Marvel has so many other awesome books including the X-books that sort of have their own thing going on in a different corner of the universe than the Avengers. But Avengers is definitely shoved down our throats more than these other titles. It is promoted more than these other titles. This is a fact. There is reasons behind this, mainly 20 century fox owns the film rights to X-Men, while Disney owns Marvel and also owns the rights to Avengers. So therefore they promote Avengers over X-Men because they get the most from their investment. I also believe that they do not have to promote X-Men as much because the X-fans are more loyal that Avengers fans. So You make good points but there is no doubt we will continue to see more Avengers promoted to us than the other books.

      Jideobi Odunze

      (January 27, 2013 - 7:12 am)

      That is true. Would have definitely gone about this differently than I did at that time, but like you said it is forced due to popularity. It’s just that when you try to talk to some people they just make it seem like that’s all there really is to Marvel and disregarding any other book which is like a smack in the face to those who read more than Avengers to see that it isn’t the case.

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