I’m all for metatext in comics. You know, those moments where the comic step outside of itself to offer commentary on itself, or other people’s reactions to it. That might be why the first couple of pages of New Avengers #16 – see the preview here – are just so jawdropping to me:
It’s not revealed within the preview, but I believe the actual title of the story in the issue is “Hey, Fanboys! Stop Complaining About My Choice Of Avengers Already! Signed, Brian Michael Ben – I Mean, Hawkeye.” (The subtitle is “No, I’m not overreacting to some internet criticism by devoting two pages of my comic to it, what are you talking about?”)
On the plus side, now that we know that Bendis has chosen Hawkeye to be his fictionsuit/Mary Sue for the Avengers books, that issue with Wanda becomes a lot more interesting.