Posts Tagged ‘Brian Michael Bendis’

False Starts, Part One of Three: Avengers #1 and Secret Avengers #1

Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In the abstract, one might assume that the first issue of a new series would represent a fresh start, and that one might pick it up and simply read it, without wading into a morass of back-story dozens of titles wide and hundred of issues deep. In the Marvel Universe, at least, that assumption would be wrong.

Spider-Woman #1

Posted by on March 18th, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Thinking about Wolverine during Jessica Drew's night of the soul.

Siege: The Cabal

Posted by on February 3rd, 2010 at 10:00 AM
The Bendis-Kirby one-two punch gets a demonstration in the kickoff to Siege.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: A Dark and Shining Moment

Posted by on January 20th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
In the past year, three massive “crossover events” from those two companies were established on genuinely intriguing premises. Each, particularly at their outsets, had real moments of honestly-come-by frisson. Two gained additional power from sad resonances of real world parallels. All have since succumbed to vitiating commercial routines, have fallen back on tired genre practice and come to broadly pander to the least common reader denominator. But regardless of how they grew up, their baby pictures are worth showing around.
Cover by Mike Deodato ©2010 Marvel Characters, Inc.