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Subj: Re: Bendis Conspiracy
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 at 07:01:46 am EDT
Reply Subj: Bendis Conspiracy
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 at 03:43:43 pm EDT
> Have you heard this?
> Bendis was hired by Marvel and soon after, he offered to fix ALL of Marvel's problems with their mythos within the next 5 to 7 years. All he asked in return was that he would have creative consulting among all the books in which he needed to accomplish the goal.
They must have had a ton of faith in a guy who, before Marvel, simply wrote good pulp-inspired noirish stories.
> His goals:
> More believable mutants and mutant population...ie House of M
What's more believable about the current mutants or mutant populace? It's really less believable now, because almost all the mutants left are superheroes/villains. Maybe I was just a sucker for the community and culture Morrison created.
I will give Bendis and co. the fact that the mutant population was becoming unmanageable and needed to be purged, but I would've settled for a nice round million mutants - instead of the silly 198 "names"(or 300, now).
> Clarification on who is dead and who is alive....ie skrull Invasion
Really? Cos most of my confusion on that issue arose when Bendis and the like got involved at Marvel. I only had a few issues before then, but since they've appeared I've seen more and more dead characters show up.
> Definitive line between vigilante hero and regulated hero....ie Civil War
One is disliked by the public, the other isn't?
The line was pretty clear before and, like with the dead heroes issue, it seems to have gotten worse recently than it was before. Does anyone even know how the SHRA works, cos Tony Stark seems to be able to make it work however he wants, depending on the situation.
> Streamlining the history of Marvel Universe while de-canonizing inconsistancies and loose-ends....ie New Avengers Iluminatti
He's just added inconsistencies. The Beyonder had an origin before now, and now he has a new one that actually feels a little more forced. I don't think the concept of the Illuminati is bad at all - it actually makes some sense - and yet the new ideas and retcons coming from their mini are all just kind of silly.
> At the end of this Marvel "Crisis" we will be losing 7 to 9 heroes or main characters (presumably those that are already dead and replaced by Skrull), and many B stringers will be back in the game for more of a "hero" universe instead of a mutant universe.
I'll admit, B-Listers are starting to show up again. Iron Fist and Luke Cage are prime examples, and Hank Pym, War Machine, Justice, Nova, and the rest as well. However, we know that Annihilation (which resulted in the promotion of guys like Nova and Phylla-Vell and Super Skrull) was the brainchild of it's editor - and that Pym, Justice and Jim Rhodes are all being used by Dan Slott. I don't doubt that Bendis likes 2nd-stringers and would like to see them used more often - it just doesn't seem like he ever gets down to using them, or using them well. Maybe I'm too judgmental. We'll see.
> thoughts, ideas???? Is this just a rumor? or is there any TRUTH to it?
Sounds more like a rumor. Before he got to Marvel, there was no basis to prove that Brian Bendis could pull this off. If they took him on their word, they made a shifty decision that has resulted in good sales. If Marvel is willing to let any old published writer - skilled as he may be - to play in their entire sandbox, then will someone mail them and let them know I'm on my way over?
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