[b]NRAMA: But that begs the question, Dan -- you're a long-time Avengers fan. Is this the geek-out of a lifetime for you?
DS: Oh, it's HUGE! It's ENORMOUS. I'm totally a long-time Avengers fan. We've got these things... AAAAh!!! I'm dying to tell you stuff. Like, I'd love to say who the first villain is. For the first villain, it's from one of my favorite runs when John Byrne was drawing the Avengers, and guys like [Roger] Stern and [David] Micheline, and it's a big, powerful Avengers villain. And when people hear it, they'll say, "OOOH!" 'Cause if I tell you, it might give away too many secrets -- what that villain is tied into, and the characters.
It's not Ultron. But I can't wait until we do some Ultron stuff.
NRAMA: Well, yeah. With Jocasta on the team.
DS: Yeah, with Jocasta, the bride of Ultron, we've got to do an Ultron story. But, yeah, we've got a major Avengers villain for the first three issues. We're going to have a throw-down with another major Marvel Universe team -- a team that is "their-own-comic-book-worthy." 'Cause I'm on The Initiative, which is fun, dealing with, "Oooo, look! It's the Texas Rangers!" But no, this isn't like that. This is mainstream Marvel to the core. This is Mighty Avengers. They're going to have a big throw-down, and I'm really excited for when people see what their base is going to be -- their headquarters, where they're working out of. It's really weird. But it's going to be cool.
The only "Avengers" issues that Byrne penciled were 181-191, the biggest storyline of which was Wanda & Pietro's "Yesterday Quest" to Wundagore in search of their true origins. The big villain here was Wanda, possessed by the demon Cthon. (I don't think they're going to amaze fandom by bringing back Django's puppets, the Absorbing Man, Deathbird, or the Grey Gargoyle, the only other villains from the Byrne/Micheline/Stern run that Dan Slott mentions).
Byrne also wrote/drew those issues of "Avengers West Coast" in which the Scarlet Witch was possessed/went mad again.
This may not bode well for Wanda . . . unless they somehow use Cthon as the deus ex machina to explain away all the crap that Byrne and Bendis have wrought on her. If that's the case, I'm thinking that the "throw-down" with another major Marvel Universe "their-own-comic-book-worthy" team just might be the Young Avengers, out to protect "Wiccan & Speed's mom.
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