Civil War. Secret Invasion. Seige. Fear Itself. AvX. Marvel is very timely with these yearly "blockbuster" events, and they aren't going to stop. And at the center of all these events (World War Hulk debatable), are the Avengers. Its been bugging me that every year, we get that big epic crossover event, and Marvel never takes the opportunity to give any other big leaguers their chances to take that yearly event's center stage. Where Marvel always ****es their premier superhero dream-team, DC has been doing the opposite with some of their last events. Blackest Night was truly a Green Lantern-centric event, Flashpoint was pretty much a Flash story, and now, the closests we have to a DC event with Night of the Owls, is all Batman. Marvel has done "franchise-specific" events before, like the Spider-Man's Spider Island, Daredevil's Shadowland, and plenty of X-Men stories that could have been events, but none of these stories were penned as Marvel's "Big Push" for that year's event. What they all had in common? Lack of Avengers, or the Avengers weren't the focus. The Justice League haven't been carrying these DC events for a while now, yet Marvel doesn't have the same faith with there events. If they DO give us a X-Men event, it better have the Avengers sharing the spotlight. If not, that X-Men event becomes a 2nd-tier, 3rd-tier story. Do you guys wonder if Marvel can ever give us a "Big Event" that does NOT focus on or star the Avengers or ANY kind? Can we have an event (and one that is treated as the BIG event that year) featuring/focusing on any other character or characters? The Fantastic Four could easily bring a big world-scale adventure to the readers, same with the X-Men. Don't even forget the Cosmic Marvel side, where for a while events from THAT corner was getting more praise than the "bigger" stuff being pushed down our throats. Annihilation is never considered as pivital as Civil War as far as Marvel goes. I can hope for something new involving the Guardians of the Galaxy later down the line, yet unfortunately still see Marvel treating theirs like the secondary "status quo" especially if they already have another "War" or "crossover" planned where Cap, IM, & Thor show up. Something I've been wanting to bring up.