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Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments – The Avengers Cut a “Deal” With J. Jonah Jameson

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All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far over the years.

Today we look at New Avengers #15 and how the Avengers cut a deal with J. Jonah Jameson…

New Avengers #15 was written by Brian Michael Bendis and was drawn by Frank Cho. The issue featured the public debut of the New Avengers roster, including Spider-Man’s first time as an active member of the team. Naturally, then, the Avengers were a bit concerned about how the media would handle this news…





Awesome moment.

Almost makes you think that THAT is going to be the moment, right?

Then the introduction of the team…


And, of course…


Classic. Although re-reading it now, I guess I don’t like how Robbie Robertson says he’ll quit if Jameson says no and then obviously doesn’t quit when Jameson not only says no, but puts the Avengers on full blast. In addition, even as I’m writing this, would Robertson really push for something like that? Exclusive access in exchange for laying off of Spider-Man? I mean, I guess yes because Robertson was never a fan of getting on Spider-Man in the FIRST place, but making such a trade seems kind of iffy from an ethical standpoint, no?

Anyhow, really well handled moment by Bendis and Cho. First the striking handshake and then, well, the twist. Good stuff.