We usually know who's going to win fights anyway, these are superhero comics after all, but doing them in a creative and interesting way for a change would at least justify the all-beatdown issue. If you have nothing new or even just good to add, skipping it all and going for Jude's plan would be much more likely to not piss people off.
I don't think we necessarily know who is going to win. If I was told the concept of this issue was that it was the point in a story when the villains are showing their dominance by defeating the heroes, it's not a given that automatically, each of the heroes was going to be beaten down and captured. It very easily could be any number of situations. For instance, 4 of 5 teams of heroes are beaten down and captured, but one unlikely team (say, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman, arguably the weakest power-wise of the bunch), manage to defy the odds and barely escape, and now are left alone to try and win an uphill battle where their most powerful allies are captured. There's a suspense there. And that's just one of an infinite number of scenarios. But by a few pages into this book, I knew exactly what I was going to see - the same scene repeated over and over, where a small team of Avengers is beaten and captured by some thugs. It became completely pointless from that point forward.
I LOVE BLUD BLOOD! - Rob Liefeld
some idiot on facebook wrote:I don't like your belittling tone, Jude. Just because I don't know how to spell the language of some tiny African nation doesn't mean that I'm wrong in thinking that your attitude towards women is 100% wrong. Obviously, you're some skinny, single nerd living on the East Coast who probably derives value in life from wrestling matches, hoping that Wolverine gets to sleep with teenagers and engaging in casual drug use. You're literally the worst thing to happen to comics since Stan Lee.