Still think Bendis’ Hawkeye is the worst offender in recent years. I’ve only really been a fan of the character since the early Thunderbolts days and even I’m annoyed at the damage Bendis did. I can’t imagine what its like for long-time fans.
Besides, everyone knows Azzarello’s Cage is the worst Cage.
New and improved me. Now with a CAPITAL “B”.
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I enjoy Fraction's take more than Bendis's, for sure. But they are doing different things with the character. Bendis broke Clint down bit by bit and then had him hit rock bottom, and then built him back up. Fraction is going for a more general hard luck everyman approach. Both are valid, and which is better is simply a matter of opinion.
Still, the worst to my mind still goes to Civil War Tony Stark. If only because it was just a years long experience in suffering.
Irene Adler: “I would have you right here on this desk until you begged for mercy twice.”
Sherlock: “I’ve never begged for mercy in my life.”
he also really effed up Clint's western motif; trying to turn him into a wannabe ninja. personally, i'd rather see Clint throwing knives than carrying some curved blade. Swordsman, his teacher, carried a broadsword. he also didn't think Clint was that great with the sword. that's why he ended up an archer. and, yeah, the womanizing isn't all Bendis. but how Echo was treated was all Bendis. how Tigra was treated was all Bendis.
But even so, what you're describing is you not liking what a writer did with a character, not a writer "damaging" a character. Fraction, Hickman, Deconnick, and Spencer are the writers working on the character now. And none of them are depicting him as the man on the brink that he was for much of Bendis's run. Bendis himself had the character bounce back from his whole crisis...he left the Ronin identity behind and returned to the Avengers.
Bendis did no lasting damage to the character like you guys are claiming.
What you don't like about Bendis's take on the character does not equal damage to the character.
Avengers Worst Character Assassinations?- Everything Remender did on Secret Avengers to every character in it.
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Can we include Emma Frost by Bendis? He injected her into New Avengers a couple times and it was disgraceful.
Last edited by replica145; 06-06-2013 at 01:27 PM.