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    Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

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    Will the Real Brian Bendis Please Stand Up?
    Posted by Don MacPherson on February 26th, 2008

    Brian Michael Bendis. Heís been a cornerstone of Marvelís creative efforts for the past several years, even serving as the single most vital creator in the publisherís stable of talent as the 21st century got underway. He remains a cornerstone of Marvelís comics, and thereís been no sign that the professional pairing is going to change in any way in the near future. There was a time when any mention of his name in connection with a new project had me chomping at the bit to check it out. While I still read his work today, I havenít been really excited about Bendisís comics in some time, though.

    The bloom is off his particular rose, but the question arises: why? Have I just moved on to focus on other voices? Has his work grown repetitive? Has it weakened? I find it difficult to choose just one answer, and I think that perhaps they all apply. To hash it all out, perhaps a subjective examination of recent issues of Bendisís current ongoing projects will be of help.

    The reason I chose to write about these questions is because of one particular recent release penned by Bendis. New Avengers #38 reminded me why I was once so excited about seeing the writerís name among the credits for a comic book. Though immersed such event-driven storylines as Civil War and Secret Invasion, this conflict in NA #38 was an emotional, interpersonal one. I was riveted by Bendisís revisiting of the relationship between Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. More importantly, I appreciated the new look at Jessicaís personality, beliefs and priorities.
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    This article struck me as so utterly ridiculous, I just had to post it. Thoughts?
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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    I agree with a lot of that.

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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    I like Bendis' current work, but I also find several points of this whole little tirade that I agree with a good bit. Not all mind you, but to a certain extent.

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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    Quote Originally Posted by LenNWallace View Post
    I like Bendis' current work, but I also find several points of this whole little tirade that I agree with a good bit. Not all mind you, but to a certain extent.
    To be fair, I think calling that a "tirade" is a bit much.

    Agree or disagree, it's a pretty thought out and reasonable essay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat(sadly)NotLoika View Post
    To be fair, I think calling that a "tirade" is a bit much.

    Agree or disagree, it's a pretty thought out and reasonable essay.
    Yeah, it's good.

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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat(sadly)NotLoika View Post
    To be fair, I think calling that a "tirade" is a bit much.

    Agree or disagree, it's a pretty thought out and reasonable essay.
    I wasn't calling it a 'tirade' as a bad thing, really.

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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    Eh, I enjoy Bendis' comics as much as ever.
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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    Quote Originally Posted by Jef UK View Post
    Eh, I enjoy Bendis' comics as much as ever.
    I like USM more than ever, but I attribute that to my Immonen obsession.

    MA really hasn't been doing it for me, and NA has lost a little of it's shine as well IMO.

    I do think they could both start heating up as SI kicks into gear though.

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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat(sadly)NotLoika View Post
    I like USM more than ever, but I attribute that to my Immonen obsession.

    MA really hasn't been doing it for me, and NA has lost a little of it's shine as well IMO.

    I do think they could both start heating up as SI kicks into gear though.
    I still enjoy New Avengers, but yeah, Mighty Avengers hasnt been more than "eh" for me since the first issue. The delays really hurt the first arc and this second one feels like "filler" prior to Secret Invasion.

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    Re: Don MacPherson misses the old Bendis

    Quote Originally Posted by lonesomefool View Post
    I still enjoy New Avengers, but yeah, Mighty Avengers hasnt been more than "eh" for me since the first issue. The delays really hurt the first arc and this second one feels like "filler" prior to Secret Invasion.
    Yeah, I gotta admit that both Avengers books are kinda feeling like that to me right now.

    I am very excited for those Maleev MA tie-ins though.

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