When the "Heroic Age" started (even though it was no different from any other Marvel age, but I digress) I started collecting both Secret and regular Avengers titles. But Since Fear Itself these books have totally fallen apart. I'm not sure what's going on in Secret Avengers anymore; who the villain is, what's their goal and most importantly, why is half the team not even mentioned anymore?
The regular Avengers title just unveiled the new roster, and it's bad. (This is the spoiler part for those who haven't read it yet). The new roster is:
Captain America (Rogers)
How is this different from any Avengers roster ever? The book has always been 1-2 main Avengers and a host of B-C level characters. Remember the days when the team was Black Knight, Doctor Druid, Thor, Vision, Namor, Captain Marvel (Photon) and Crystal? Or howabout Cap, Black Widow, Vision, Sersi, Crystal, Deathcry, Swordsman (the 2nd one), Black Knight, and Hercules? This lineup is no different and, in my opinion (obviously), a hell of a lot better than some past Avenger teams. While I wasn't a big fan of Wolverine being on the team, Storm could actually work, and Daisy Johnson is a nice addition since many feared she would just disappear after Secret Warriors ended. Personally, I can't wait to see this team in action and hope they actually survive more than an arc or two.