I'm up to #207 in my own reading. Can't wait to catch up to the discussion!
As Icctrombone says, you're in the midst of what's probably the weakest run in the first 300 issues of Avengers. Don't give up! It gets better with #211! At the least it gets a lot more interesting.
Even #205 and #206 have been better, but with a steady stream of fill-in writers, the quality obviously won't be consistent over the next four issues. Still, you two have given me the motivation to push on!
Post by Icctrombone on Sept 18, 2020 12:42:45 GMT -5
I listened to the podcast and noticed that CB edited out the comments on issue # 218. It's okay because it was a pure fill-in issue written by De Matteis drawn my Don Perlin and inked by diverse hands. In a nutshell, it involves a boy that is immortal and comes to the Avengers wanting to end his life because , although he cannot die, his life has been unspectacular and he is tired of being reborn as a baby only to die an old man over and over again.
The Assemblers fail in trying to find a way to help him and he loses patience and leaves to stow away in rocket launch in hopes of ending his existence. He is transformed by the flight into space and comes back as a huge flame Monster which the Avengers have to put down. Thor uses his hammer against him expecting that he won't survive Mjolnirs assault but he does and is back to being a boy seemingly cured.
The only comment I remember making about this issue from the interview was that he almost got raped by Laurel and Hardy.