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CyberCoyote-=^..^-=

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The guy who's pretty much responsible for everything I dislike about Marvel is now going to be lending his .. work (can't say talents) to DC.

Maybe someone likes him, but I can't stand his particular method of writing (and tossing any established characterizations or history out the window)

Which DC books will I have to drop?

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The Voice of Reason


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Oh how I agree with you CyberCoyote, I have pretty much dropped Marvel in large part because of Bendis and his influence on the company, now DC too?

Ugh.


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Brian Bendis has such an uneven track record in terms of his quality for me that I receive this news with an open mind and... actually, a degree of excitement.
DC comics as a company has been in need of fresh talent for some years now, a fresh direction. It might be too much to hope that Dan Didio and Jim Lee allow Mr Bendis the sort of power and influence he had while working for Marvel, but in bringing him to DC I would anticipate they will assign him to some meaningful characters and allow him some latitude to reinvent if needs be. The culture and character roster at DC is quite different to the Marvel Universe, it doesn't follow therefore that Bendis will approach his work here in the same way as he approached it for Marvel, and while he was indeed responsible for a fair amount of dreck over the years he was also responsible for some rather fine outings - his first Iron Man issues I found very good indeed, his All-New X-Men was another series I liked, his Avengers work was engaging and strangely compelling no matter what critics like to say in retrospect, and my personal favourite example of his ability to engage with traditional superheroics and tell a great story was, and is, Avengers Prime with Alan Davis.
I fully admit he is wildly uneven in terms of his quality, but I don't great this news with derision or contempt, rather an open mind and the anticipation that a fresh new cast of characters and the DC Universe will allow him to show off his best. He could be awful true, but equally he could be rather brilliant.

Above all though he is a major fresh injection into the long closed, and slowly stagnating, shop of the DC writers stable... and that news on its own is cause for some rejoicing I think. \(yes\)












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It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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Between their bad movies and the new 52 crap they're still recovering from I think Bendis will be the death nail for DC Comics. He's just going to do to the company what the rednecks did to Ned Beatty in Deliverance.



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    Quote:
    The guy who's pretty much responsible for everything I dislike about Marvel is now going to be lending his .. work (can't say talents) to DC.



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    Maybe someone likes him, but I can't stand his particular method of writing (and tossing any established characterizations or history out the window)



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    Which DC books will I have to drop?


I don't know which ones you buy, but I think Bendis will be ruining the Justice League, Batman, Aquaman (my personal favorite) and Wonder Woman.





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    Between their bad movies and the new 52 crap they're still recovering from I think Bendis will be the death nail for DC Comics. He's just going to do to the company what the rednecks did to Ned Beatty in Deliverance.

Say what you will, but that movie made Beatty's career. \:\)


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With Priest JUST going into JL I certainly hope not. I hope he keeps his grubby hands off all of the big 3. Let him do some non-Batman Gotham noir book.

I can guarantee that this guy's lousy writing and sad grasp of all things 'superhero' has burned me too many times and I will simply not buy anything he writes.




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Reverend Meteor


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    With Priest JUST going into JL I certainly hope not. I hope he keeps his grubby hands off all of the big 3. Let him do some non-Batman Gotham noir book.


Oh my fear is he's going to set his sights lower than the big 3. I'm worried about Aquaman, Green Lantern, Flash and Green Arrow. He's going to Bendis the heck out of one of those 4 I can feel it.


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    I can guarantee that this guy's lousy writing and sad grasp of all things 'superhero' has burned me too many times and I will simply not buy anything he writes.






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CyberCoyote-=^..^-=

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Worried about GA. Get ready for Dinah in a bed full of empty beer cans..




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    Worried about GA. Get teady for Dinah in a bed full of empty beer cans..



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Don't be a jerk. It's okay to not like the guy's work, but calling people names is just so childish and dumb.


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Knight


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nt





It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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Reverend Meteor


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    Don't be a jerk. It's okay to not like the guy's work, but calling people names is just so childish and dumb.


Well I for one am glad you rose above my pettiness and refused to indulge in such childishness. Surely you are qualified to take the high road.



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fabulous... Well, looks like ANY hope of getting the JSA back is now kaput. Can't wait for him to kill off Superman and replace him with an autistic black teenage transgender.


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