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Subj: Re: I Don't Think That Hitch Bailed.
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 10:33:15 pm EDT (Viewed 228 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I Don't Think That Hitch Bailed.
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 02:33:12 pm EDT (Viewed 223 times)

    I never read anything about him bailing, and I don't think that he had a problem with the storyline. Certainly not with working with Bendis.

Hitch didn't bail, but he did say some negative things about the story and Bendis in general. For Bendis, he commented that there wasn't much of an interaction between the two and Hitch's contributions were non-existent. He also commented that Bendis's story was too conversation heavy as opposed to action oriented. It seems that this storyline and his abanonded Ultimate Captain America project is what lead to him leaving Marvel. He states that he's not bitter though, and I can imagine he is willing to go back to Marvel. (

As for the story itself, I think it fails for alot of reasons. It's not connected to the main Marvel Universe, so fan's just aren't going to care as much about it. And while Marvel tries to maintain the hope that's is happening intune with the rest of the MU, it just doesn't feel that way. Comic fans have become cynical about change, so we know that these alternate/future storylines aren't going to last.

These stories also need a central character that the book can follow, at least for the first few issues. In Flashpoint you had the Flash. In House of M you had Wolverine. This story jumped around with the main characters from Hawkeye, Black Widow, Luke Cage, and now Wolverine.

And if you are going to do this type of alternate story, you have to include interesting takes on characters. Thomas Wayne Batman. Dictator Magneto. The only character that's different is Wolverine who has a new costume.

Fans also just weren't craving an event comic at this time. We just had AvX, and we know we got Infinity coming up. Structually, this comic should have been the last one for Bendis on the Avengers. It's already dragging out too long, and is one of the best examples of Bendis dragging out a storyline. This needed to be done like Siege, four to six issues, in and out.

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