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A new poster for the Avengers film has been circulating — this seems to be the “Ultimate Avengers Movie” version.
That’s not a very good poster, if you ask me. It just looks a mess.
I think this Avengers is a kinda not very superpowered Avengers. And it’s really lacking in “neat” powers. You know… weird, quirky powers.
I’m selling off a lot of my old graphic novels on Amazon right now. Last night, some guy in Tennessee bought my first volume in the Dan Slot run on She-Hulk. I was a little sad to see it go, but I know that realistically I won’t be rereading it again any time soon.
Still, I decided to read a few pages this morning before I packed it up. Just to remember the charm of that series. I was reading the section where The Wasp and the Scarlet Witch are helping Shulkie pack up to move out of Avengers Mansion. Shulkie is worried because her new boss has asked her to come to work as Jen Walters, not She-Hulk.
The Wasp says, “Jen Walters isn’t exactly an uncommon name. There are 12 in the New York City phonebook.”
Scarlet Witch says, “You know, in New York, there are even 8 Wanda Maximoff’s. Isn’t that crazy. We sometimes get each other’s calls.” Then she adds, “What about you, Jan? Are there any other Janet Van Dyne’s?”
The Wasp replies, “Darling, there’s only one Janet Van Dyne.”
My point being, The Wasp would have been a really good quirky-powered and iconic addition to the Avengers movie.
I would have liked to see The Wasp … definitely … maybe even one more non-super-powered person like HellCat or Black Panther.
If not HellCat, then Tigra.
It looks more like a cover to a storybook adaptation of the movie…
The dilemma with Janet Van Dyne/Wasp is that she is likely connected to the “ANT-MAN” film that Marvel has insisted upon making for years now – long before the director of “SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD” was involved with the project. Marvel Studios insists that the hero who has almost never sold on his own (he headlined an anthology series in the 60′s for a while, at best) for very long would make a blockbuster film. Since Marvel Studios isn’t going to attach Pym to “THE AVENGERS” due to this, Janet is stuck in limbo. I disagree with this entirely, but it is what they’re likely running with.
Yes, I think you’re right. The Wasp has never held her own book, either, but she’s a mainstay of the Avengers. Pym has been in the Avengers more often than not, too, but in a multitude of forms. The Wasp has pretty much always been The Wasp, right, and seems to have become the Avengers Mom with or without her hubby.
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