Originally Posted by Dark Raven
The problem with that lineup is that Loki, Mandarin and Red Skull are all more mastermind plotters and would probably end up clashing with each other. Only Abomination is more of muscle, and this Justin Hammer is more of a buffoon.
For a decent M of E lineup, you need perhaps one brain and others who are mostly brawn so that there is a proper physical battle.
I understand that take, but I think that the M of E might be more interesting if they were a collection of equal minds like the Avengers, perhaps some smarter than others, but what if Red Skull and Mandarin actually saw eye to eye on a plan. What if they clashed, similar to how Iron Man and Cap did towards the end? Sort of a reverse Avengers, in that they start out together and then fall apart.
But I wouldn't put Loki with the MoE, so as not to have any re-hash of Avengers 1.