girl power man!

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                                                            Female are strong as hell. 

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I have something I must ask you. Because I really like you, we build a farm together, have a baby, and want to live as ordinary citizens, would you want to live with me?

Me? Care about a mortal? As if.  

And that’s how Billy and Teddy’s adventure in Avengers ends in New Avengers #18.

The issue is a big farewell to the team, as everyone go their own ways. Roberto, with help of Songbird, Squirrel Girland her friends from her solo book and returning New Mutants set up an amazing trap for two notorious villainous A.I.M. leaders – Andrew Forson and Monica Rappanchi, while everyone else clean up other A.I.M. splinter cells, like Transoceanic Idea Mechanics or Advanced Genocide Mechanics. And yes, these were both an actual thing.

So what’s for everyone? Squirrel Girl will be in U.S. Avengers, same with Roberto, Sam, Toni and Aikku (who finally got together, by the way).Billy and Teddy got a nice apartment and  will probably take some time off before trying to pull that Young Avengers reunion. Songbird also takes a break but teases possible return in the future. Ava and Angela decided to quit being White Tigers since Tiger God was an asshole and find other ways to honour their legacy and help people using their martial arts skills. But they know probably there will be a new host of White Tiger in the future. Same as there will be some villainous A.I.M. groups as there is always someone who didn’t get the memo (I see what you did here, Ewing). Finally, Vic decided to go back to the basics and even got himself a partner.

I’ll miss this book. I’ve said it before but let me do this again. In All-New Marvel I really loved that small corner where three books were telling simple, straight-up heroic stories with retro flavor, without any poorly-handled, ripped from the headlines attempts at being relevant, needless edginess to stir up controversy, awful undertones, confused morals or convoluted bullshit in order to fool people into thinking they’re being clever. Just simple, straightforward action out of Saturday morning cartoon. Heroes being heroes, incredible adventures, some humour and likeable characters. Those books were All-New All-Different Avengers, A-Force and New Avengers. And now, with last one of them ending, my favourite era of Avengers books ends. Sure, ANAD will continue in Avenger sand New Avengers in U.S. Avengers, but even if good, these books won’t be the same. I’ll be always looking fondly to those three titles and a happy time for Avengers books they were.

“ A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle’’    

- Gloria Steinem

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“I think that in order to struggle you have to be creative. In my life, creativity has been something that has sustained me; it awoke my spiritual struggle.”

- Assata Shakur