I was excited to read this today, only to find out that the interview about Bendis' X-Men book is next week. Ah well.
As for this interview, anybody hoping for some awesome, evil mutant deatheaters? Kill all the half-bloods!
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Added for curiosity: Gregyo and Phantom Blaster, have either of you read Brian Michael Bendis' various Avenger books? Not just the recent ones, but Bendis' Avengers: Disassembled franchise event reboot, his various New Avenger books, his short stint on Mighty Avengers, his bland Dark Age Avengers, or afterwards? I am genuinely curious do the both of you have a basic understanding of how bad this is going to get? Bendis is much like Matt Fraction; he writes better solo books, and Bendis' style is always a "street team" and he like to have Luke Cage constantly say "let's hit the streets" when shit goes down, as apparently "hitting the streets" is considered strategic and tactical brilliance. His Powers book is much better, I will say.
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They should really do these types of interviews more often. I really enjoyed that, every question was an interesting one. I'm really excited for the future of both ANXM and UXM.
I was just asking if you would rethink those accusations if those questions that you accused him of dodging were, in fact, answered in said upcoming issues.
Sometimes writers fake it in interviews but Bendis gave the issue number for some of the questions so it's hyperbolic to say Bendis doesn't "know anything". Exploration of Emma's perspective, for example, happens in #2 where we've seen the previews. Pretty sure that Bendis knows what he wrote there and is saying your question is most entertainingly answered in the comic book itself, not this interview. Still, he's teased the new concept of "pure mutants", clarified the difference between how the public and the superhuman communities sees Cyclops, stated that Cyclops/Emma are not "the best couple" and re-emphasized the odd tragedy he wants to explore with Magik.
Yes Bendis you are correct! Keep destroying that crap Emma/Scott relationship, that was probably the worst thing to ever happen to the X-Men. Can't wait till Namor shows up to take Emma away, and Jean/Scott reunite
Spurrier says to keep reading a lot in his interviews as well, but I don't remember you being so critical of his interviews.
An X-Gene activated at puberty is was makes a mutant a mutant, even so, most mutants before M-Day and Decimation had either one or two human parents. Take the Guthrie family; Ma Guthrie and Pa Guthrie are both humans, normal everyday flatscans. However, almost all of their children, which is a lot [at least 6-two not being mutants], were born X-Gene positive. How does that make you more of a mutant than say someone with an active X-Gene from the Phoenix.
And before you say "The Phoenix did blah blah blah" The X-Gene was artificially created by the God-like beings called the Celestial. Which means the X-Gene and mutants are not natural, they were genetically engineered by these beings and placed on Earth. Yes, this is canon and not made up, go research it.
I'll let Emma slide because it's obvious he understands her character about as much as Matt Fraction did, and it's hopeless to even go there.
Which is why I say Bendis needs to learn how to interview better, he doesn't have any of that when you compare him to reading a Si Spurrier interview.
You know, it's nice to see that such an underexposed writer like Brian Bendis is finally gattin his chance to shine.
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