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Subj: Re: I definitely won't go that far...
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 at 10:42:02 am CST (Viewed 137 times)
Reply Subj: I definitely won't go that far...
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 at 02:56:57 pm CST (Viewed 160 times)
Quote:I'd rather another decade of Bendis before another year of the following (no particular order):
For me too there are lots of writers I would put in a similar list, though I probably would quibble about a few, e.g. Lobdell and Straczynski. However, I would say even in the case of these two I would be a bit dubious were they to return to Marvel because I think their form has fallen considerably since I felt enthusiastic about comics they wrote.
But I would have to consider Bendis in a very different category from most of the people you listed. I think the only thing written by Slott I really enjoyed was his GLA stuff - IIRC that's four issues and a half (the Christmas special was co-written by Nicieza) in a Marvel career spanning over a decade. Meanwhile with Bendis I enjoyed something like 150 issues of various Ultimate Spider-Man titles, much of early Powers, and Invincible Iron Man is currently one of my favourites on my pull list. And while there are some things he did that I disliked (I'd say he very much botched the "outing" of Iceman), I find many of the melodramatic accusations of his overwrought haters rather exaggerated, in particular with regard to the long-term impact of his work. (If he damaged the Wasp so terribly, how come I enjoyed er recent appearances in ANADAvengers, Uncanny Avengers and Unstoppable Wasp so much?). Also, I must say I cannot share the optimism expressed by some of Bendis' detractors that things can't help but improve after he leaves, indeed the announcement of return of Jean Grey and of a Rogue & Gambit series already made me apprehensive about the direction Marvel is going to take in 2018, and now I also have to worry that e.g. Mary Jane Watson will be returned to the toxic mess that is the post-OMD Spider-Man family of books and will fall victim to Dan Slott's next stroke of "genius".
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