Mark’s Remarks – Avengers #279 (May 1987)

I don’t have a lot of space this month, due the necessity of printing the annual statement of ownership, so let me see if I can think of a short topic (for once!) Hmmm, let’s see…Got it. This month’s topic: What factors make a good super hero team? Off the top of my head, I’d say having a balance of powers and personalities is a big plus. You wouldn’t want everyone to have the same power on the team or they’d trip over each other doing the same trick all the time. If they all had similar personalities, that would make for pretty monotonous dialogue. Hmmm, besides that, color-coordinated costumes might be a plus. A good male-female mix is also desirable. Gee, what else? Beyond these basics, I think it might get down to specific requirements of a team’s concept. For instance, the Avengers are supposed to be Earth’s mightiest heroes, so it certainly wouldn’t fit the concept if we brought in someone who wasn’t from Earth, wasn’t mighty, or wasn’t a hero. I’ve got to go now to make room for your letters. Tell you what, you tell me what factors you think make for a good super hero team, and I’ll print your ideas in a future M’s Rems. Please write Mark’s Remarks at the top of your letter to make for easier sorting of mail. Fair enough?

–Mark Gruenwald­­