Wednesday, November 08, 2017

"No More Bendis"

Well, if you haven't heard about it by now, Bendis has officially left Marvel Comics, where he's worked for over 17 years, and left to go work exclusively for the enemy, DC Comics.

I'm shocked myself, considering just how long Bendis has lived and breathed Marvel, so to step outside that world and immerse himself in

Depending on who you ask, it's either a big win for DC fans and a big loss for Marvel fans, or it could be viewed as the reverse, Bendis's stuff as of late, was stale and boring, and too formulaic/paint by numbers, even for Bendis, so so far, the reactions have been in favor of Bendis leaving.

I'm sure there are those DC fans who are screaming "NOOOOOOO!" much like Captain Kirk did during the Wraith of Kahn.

After all, DC's just now getting their shit together with their recent Rebirth, so why fuck that up with someone like Bendis?

No word on who he's working on yet, but I imagine we'll find out either by the end of the year or the start of 2018.

Personally I'm glad Marvel finally said...

Maybe they hopefully heal from the years and damage of Bendisitis the House has suffered for all these years.
Perhaps it's telling just how far Bendis' stock int he company had fallen since his days as its undisputed golden boy, that they're letting him leave now after all this time.

It'll damn sure be interesting how Marvel develops/changes all the popular characters he's created for them, like Miles Morales and Jessica Jones.

They're still proven money-makers, and going into the future, I don't see Marvel messing with that right now, especially with the whole Defenders Netflix thing going on.

Now the time-displaced teen X-Men's days are probably coming to and end with the returns of regular 616 Wolverine and Adult Jean Grey, but to what extent, I don't know.

So yeah, get ready to see the Justice League doing the infamous Bendis Talking Heads ad nauseum.

You know it's coming;)


googum said...

Maybe I'm thinking this because I watched baseball last week, but Bendis needs a closer. Let him open the big crossover hoopla, then bring someone else in to finish it off; 'cause the endings weren't his strong suit.

Dale Bagwell said...

They never were, and I don't get how. Secret Invasion, Seige, Age of Ultron, good ideas that had shitty, shitty, flat endings. Glad he's gone, but now he'll be DC's and their fans' problems from now on.

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