The “Marvel NOW!” initiative promises to reconfigure the Marvel Universe, taking off from the as-yet-unpublished end of AvX into a whole new world where the Hulk wears armor and everyone complains about Cap’s new uniform. Though I have my own ideas about Marvel continuity, I was taken by Brian Bendis joking that his favorite character in his upcoming X-Men stories is Luke Cage. (At least, I think it was a joke.) Then again, writers often have a pet character that they take with them from series to series: Chris Claremont has Storm, for many years Steve Englehart had the Beast, and Howard The Duck always seemed to show up in the late Steve Gerber’s Marvel stories. I freely admit that if *I* was writing Avengers, my wildcard member would be The Mimic, the X-Men’s first recruit and second field leader, because I have a deep desire to see that character become the new Wolverine. Also, Iron Man would be duct-taped to a chair.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) loves Power Man too, but C’MON, already, asking:
If you took over writing your favorite comic book team tomorrow, what one pet character would you use?