Yes, it's my favorite
It's great, but there are a few other runs I like more
It's ok, but nowhere near the best
I don't like Bendis' Avengers.
If I was to say he is a bad writer because of character interaction or scripting, that would be opinion.
Either way, he is a poor writer from everything I have seen. Even if his other stuff is the best writing in history, it doesn't change that what he wrote in Disassembled was bad writing.
No character has an actual voice, they have a blueprint for writers to follow because every writer's voice is going to be different. Arron's Wolverine is going to sound different than Rucka's or Ellis's or Bendis's or Millar's or etc, etc, it's up to us as the reader to choose which one we enjoy. You guys don't enjoy Bendis and that's okay, but it is not a FACT. Not being an apologist, being a realist.
I will agree with this. But certain things are kept within certain levels. You are not going to see Aaron's Wolverine start spouting physics equations for example... but you will get Bendis's Dr. Strange quipping like Spider-Man or saying things like 'cool' (these are not actual examples)... things that are equally outside the normal voice for the character as the Wolverine example I gave.No character has an actual voice, they have a blueprint for writers to follow because every writer's voice is going to be different. Arron's Wolverine is going to sound different than Rucka's or Ellis's or Bendis's or Millar's or etc, etc, it's up to us as the reader to choose which one we enjoy. You guys don't enjoy Bendis and that's okay, but it is not a FACT. Not being an apologist, being a realist.
I may be wrong. However, despite your conspiracy theories, DC has always enjoyed a much bigger corporate structure than Marvel. Not going to argue post-Disney. Don't have enough evidence to that. But before? You bet.
Let me ask the Bendis fans, do you deny the fact that Bendis when it comes down to execution in story he needs other writers to clear his mess. Examples, Gage explaining the symbiote satellite in Spider-man/Fantastic Four, Avengers Initiative redeeming Tigra, Heinberg redeeming Scarlet Witch in Avengers Academy, Jim McCann explaining the motivation of WHY Hawkeye wears the Ronin outfit in New Avengers Reunion. Because lets be honest its pretty lazy when you need other writers to fix your problems.
The other writers didn't 'clean up' Bendis' 'mess,' they expanded on the story. That's the beauty of a shared universe. A large flagship book with plenty of characters who have solo books is no place for page after page of detailed character points.
Ha, 'redeeming' Tigra. I could care less about Tigra.
Peace, love and all that good shit.
So when every writer acts like Bendis and just does his thing, then moves on, the result is a disjointed and childish story where characters have their brains reset every few months. It fails to take advantage of the only thing comics as a medium has going for it vs manga and TV... that it's very long-lived and shared. Having disjointed and random occurrences takes away from that.
So you're the type of person who reads the thing and forgets it. Many comic book readers aren't, and the genre is sort of designed for them. It's like writing for TV as if you were a book author-- it attracts a certain crowd, but it drives away the crowd that's actually attracted to the medium.
The funny thing is Bendis actually had Hawkeye comment on this exact subject during Disassembled. Hawkeye says (about Jack of Hearts) something like "he died and we just left him there and now he's back to kick our asses-- why do we always bounce from one thing to the next and never go back and clean up our messes?"
Last edited by Swie; 03-25-2011 at 02:49 PM.