Hey, To celebrate the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Marvel Animation Forum and Comic Book Culture will be posting a daily discussion about Earth's Mightiest Heroes from now up until the films release. Way back in the day, Marvel announced that Avengers #500 would be the final issue is the series, with Brian Michael Bendis writing a 'New Avengers' book it's in place. This was back in the area when a new #1 didn't mean it was Wednesday, it was also said that two classic Avengers characters would die, and the team would be replaced. Captain America and Iron Man were the only two Avengers would carry on as Avengers, with Wolverine, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman, Sentury and eventually Ronin taking over. At the time, opinions were conflicted. Many felt Spider-Man and Wolverine were already promoted heavily enough by Marvel and weren't happy that Thor, Hawkeye, The Vision and various others were left to the wayside. Over the next few years, the team would divide, reunite and have a massive overhaul of the roster, but it all began with New Avengers, until we eventually received most of the classic Avengers roster back. So, now that the shock tactics of it all have long since gone, what do you think to Bendis' changes? What is really necessary and did you welcome it at the time?