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Bendis Wrapping Up Avengers in 2012 | Comic Book Fury

Bendis Wrapping Up Avengers in 2012

December 6, 2011 by
Filed under: Editorial, Thoughts 

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Marvel’s not done yet for the day, my friends.

CBR just reported that after 200+ issues on all variations of the team, Brian Michael Bendis will wrap up his Avengers runs in 2012. It’s a very long read, but you can see how much Bendis tends to wrap up threads he’s developed ever since he took over back in 2004 with Avengers Disassembled. He reflects on that run:

“”It’s a good time to move on to other things. Before I go, though, I’m ending things big. I’m in countdown mode. You know when you’re watching a show like ‘Breaking Bad,’ and every episode feels like the second to last episode? That’s where I’m at. I’ve been on the Avengers longer than anybody in the history of the book. When you take everything into account, I’ve written over 200 issues. I’m very, very proud of that, and what we have coming up this summer gives me the opportunity to go out on a high note. I know enough about showbiz to know that’s a great time to go.”

If you’ve read our articles or listened to our shows here enough at Comic Book Fury, you’ll know that we’re not the biggest supporters of Bendis’ run in the latter years on Marvel’s flagship franchise. But we can’t deny his impact that sure enough lead the company to confidently move forward with plans to release animated and movie versions of the same name. I may jump back on Avengers just to see what Bendis will leave behind for the next creative teams. One way or another, it’s a interesting time to be a Marvel fan.

Comments

  • DC is about two issues away from losing me to Marvel. I’ve been checking out some of Marvel’s recent stuff and it’s blowing DC away in almost every way. I’ve even been enjoying a lot of the Avengers stories lately (and I think the premise behind Avenging Spider-Man has a *ton* of potential).

  • Anonymous

    Marvel’s still not blowing me out of the water with their Avengers stuff, but outside that, they’re knocking me out of the park with Daredevil, Uncanny X-Force, and Venom. ¬†Still, people are concerned about quality and the state of the Marvel U because of the abomination that was Fear Itself and how Marvel let go of some editors recently. ¬†

    I still favor DC because of the darker/edgier side that appeals to my Vertigo tastes – Swamp Thing and Animal Man are two great examples of that.


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