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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahes View Post
    After Hickman's run on Avengers he is finished with his Marvel work for now. He said as much in a Reddit AMA. So unfortunately we won't get to see him for a while.

    On the bright side, he's going out with a bang. Really going to leave a mark on the MU.
    Why couldn't he had done a Spider-Man x Black Widow/Spider-Woman story before he leaves? His run on the Avengers has had way too many members to begin with. Perhaps Dan Slott should take over after Hickman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainwasher View Post
    Well to be fair to Hickman, as he stated himself months ago, it was Infinity that derailed the story, especially in New Avengers. The Builder's war originally was an Avenger story arc, the intention was to show the Avengers fight the Builders ignoring their real intentions (destroy the hearth to save the universe) while the Illuminati were dealing with the Incursions. They asked him to make an event of the Builder's war and that delayed his whole story by about six months. He also had to add Thanos to the mix and all the stuff that led to Inhumanity (both this subplots took a lot of pages in both Avengers and NA for several months). Then they made Avengers monthly to make space for Avengers World further delaying everything. I guess without all this interferences the whole story would've been ended by this summer.
    I actually just re-read all of Hickman's Avengers Run and realized that the last substantial thing that happened in New Avengers happened in issue 8. It's been spinning its wheels for 10 issues and issues 7-8 slowed down quite a bit from the greatness of the first 6. The problem with Hickman is that he seems much more interested in writing New Avengers when I'm sure that marvel editorial wants him to be more focused on Avengers. His Fantastic Four run was great because the FF aren't the epicenter of the entire marvel universe and so he had more freedom to do what he wanted. The Avengers under Bendis however became THE MARVEL BOOK to read, the same way that JLA/Justice League has been for DC. Not that it was the best book published, but all the ongoings (Besides X-Men) basically assumed you were reading New Avengers/Avengers. Hickman's Avengers are much more self-contained, in line with his FF run. Tony Stark is arguably the main character of Hickman's entire run, yet Kieron Gillen's Iron Man run makes more reference to Guardians of the Galaxy which Tony was in for about 7 issues (which also seemed to fuck over Gillen, because he couldn't do anything substantial with Tony because Hickman had the reins). And while it's fine for Bendis to write the Avengers as the center of the Marvel U connecting with a lot of characters and events, and it's fine for Hickman to write a very contained Avengers with very certain specific plot and character points, it sucks for a Hickman story to undergo a editorially-mandated expansion to become more like a Bendis story. Which is why Infinity was okay at first read, but now is a chore to go through.

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    It certainly looks like Hickmans Infinity has a lot to do with this. Maybe the Great Destroyer WAS Thanos, and the Black Swan didn't recognize him, that time Thanos bypassed her locked in a cage?

    and get to the point where -- as Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort puts it -- "time runs out for everybody."

    Hickmans architecture of Time displacement, started when Bendis introduced the notion of breaking Space-Time, and continues in Aaron's Original Sin, where The Watchers involvement in the Multiverse is added. As Aaron states in OS #1, the Watcher has been witness to all of this, and knows whats coming, so his death was not a surprise. (But you do wonder, who takes over the mantle of The Watcher, now that he's dead[or is he])?

    This whole re-emergence of the All New Marvel Universe, is peppered with uncertainty, linked to Fractures in time, time displacements, and now as Aaron reveals, dark clouds are forming that Captain America is wholly unprepared to confront, one being the Incursions, and Steves naivety that Hope Will Win Out. But it's more than that. I get a flavor throughout the OS books that the characters are unaware of what is going on around them. They can't get a handle on it, and they are reacting to the shifting circumstances, instead of analysing them. Cap punching Stark is evidence of this, because Stark is the least of their problems, and what does punching Stark get you? Nowhere. Then suddenly, the Avengers are thrust into the future, because the Time Gem suddenly appears. Doesn't this set off a lot alerts in everyone? No. They just string along by circumstance and the whole thing feels like an inevitable destiny.

    There's no mention of a final Incursion in the body of the article, just in the headline.
    Last edited by jackolover; 06-05-2014 at 04:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcanikTiger86 View Post
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    That was my thought too; that Thanos was the god of the Black Swans.

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    No just a renumbering. All-New Avengers or something.
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