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    Default West Coast Avengers Announced by Kelly Thompson


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    Hell froze over.

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    Yay for Kelly Thompson, but Quentin Quire and Gwenpool are huge turn offs to me. I have big doubts about picking the book because of those two characters, especially Quire, he is like everything that is wrong with toxicity in fandom to me...

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    Ha! West Coast Avengers are back !

    Really not crazy about that roster or the "reality show" element though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    Ha! West Coast Avengers are back !

    Really not crazy about that roster or the "reality show" element though .
    I'd say the silver lining here is that it should keep QQ out of the X-Books for about a year, but there seem to be different rules for the characters editorial really likes.

    This Week's Comics:House of X #5, GI Joe #1, James Bond 007 #11, Beasts of Burden HC vol 2

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    West Coat Avengers? Wow... this is so freaking cool.

    It's probably not exactly what some old school West Coast Avenger fans may have wanted, but it sounds like a lot of fun.

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    This and the other Avengers book are monkey paws with their rosters for some fans.

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    A part of me just isn't sure how to feel about this. It seems less like a West Coast Avengers revival and more like a Kate Bishop vehicle with her friends, mentor, boyfriend, etc.

    I mean, I love Kate as a character, but still.

    Heck, everybody but OG Hawkeye is a young adult, so it feels more like a Young Avengers-esque or a new New Warriors team then a true return of the West Coast Avengers.

    And I really don't need to see yet another rehashing of Quentin Quire's character development.

    I dunno. When I hear "West Coast Avengers" I think of a good Avengers satellite book, which a lot of people unhappy with Aaron's Avengers have wanted, but that doesn't seem to be what this is.

    I mean, it'll probably be a fun read since Thompson's writing it, but I just can't really get that enthused about this .

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    Interesting premise and I really like the creative team. But, I could do without Clint, let Kate be her own hero, she doesn't really need a mentor anymore and two Hawkeyes on one team is redundant. Not really a fan of Gwenpool and her whole shtick. I really like Quentin but so much of his identity is tied to being a mutant I don't really think the idea of him being on a non-X-team works. Also does Johnny have powers now, did I miss something about that? I'll check out the first couple of issues at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    Ha! West Coast Avengers are back !

    Really not crazy about that roster or the "reality show" element though .
    The 'reality show' idea sounds pretty terrible, in my opinion.

    I hoped if they brought back West Coast Avengers, they'd do a lineup of characters actually from California. I would absolutely have read it if it was Hellion/Julian Keller (LA), Hawkeye/Kate Bishop (moved to LA), Ghost Rider/Robbie Reyes (LA), Hazmat/Jennifer Takeda (San Fran.),
    And Victor Mancha (LA) or other members from the Runaways.

    Even using some of the original YAs, like Tommy Shepherd, Eli Bradley, etc. would have been a sell for me.

    This is just kind of disappointing. I like America Chavez, but to be honest she's not one of my favorite character's and her recent solo series was pretty rough. Kate Bishop is okay, but I have mixed feelings on how her personality was altered a bit by Fraction and Thompson from Heinburg. I really don't understand why Marvel is dead set on pushing Quire, since he's kind of comic book poison. In many ways I think adding his character to Gen X v.2 is what lead to it getting cancelled. I have very little interest in Gwenpool.
    It's just sad because this could have been a big sell to me, like DC's 'Terrific's' was, and instead it's just... disappointment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoamingGnome8 View Post
    The 'reality show' idea sounds pretty terrible, in my opinion.

    I hoped if they brought back West Coast Avengers, they'd do a lineup of characters actually from California. I would absolutely have read it if it was Hellion/Julian Keller (LA), Hawkeye/Kate Bishop (moved to LA), Ghost Rider/Robbie Reyes (LA), Hazmat/Jennifer Takeda (San Fran.),
    And Victor Mancha (LA) or other members from the Runaways.

    Even using some of the original YAs, like Tommy Shepherd, Eli Bradley, etc. would have been a sell for me.

    This is just kind of disappointing. I like America Chavez, but she's not one of my favorite character's an Drew her recent solo series was pretty rough. Kate Bishop is okay, but I have mixed feelings on how her personality was altered a bit by Fraction and Thompson from Heinburg. I really don't understand why Marvel is dead set on pushing Quire, since he's kind of comic book poison. In many ways I think adding his character to Gen X v.2 is what lead to it getting cancelled. I have very little interest in Gwenpool.
    It's just sad because this could have been a big sell to me, like DC's 'Terrific's' was, and instead it's just... disappointment.
    I can understand why you would think that way.....for it's been done before with the NEW WARRIORS 6 Issue Miniseries by Skottie Young.....that unfornately lead into the First Civil War; so maybe this time this Mini might be sucessful {and this was posted before learning the News about this being an ONGOING....!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    Ha! West Coast Avengers are back !

    Really not crazy about that roster or the "reality show" element though .
    I loved the old West coast book

    This line up and concept puts me right off

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    I'm a big fan of reality shows like Real World and Terrace House so the reality show premise sounds aces to me. I imagine that will be the butt of many Gwenpool gags.

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    I'd read anything by Kelly Thompson but it also has both Hawkeyes and Gwenpool, so definitely looking forward to this.
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    I was thrilled....until I clicked the link. Quentin Quire and Gwenpool?! No thanks.

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