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MockBot Mar 10th, 2009 01:02 AM

Weekly Comic Review: New Avengers #50
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Protoclown Mar 10th, 2009 01:35 AM

Max, I wish that Marvel (or better yet, DC) would pay you to write up a plot synopsis online of every single book that Marvel publishes.

Shit, if you keep reviewing these things, I could stop buying them. :p

Nick Mar 10th, 2009 01:55 AM

I have to admit that Chunky Sirloin Burger Soup is pretty good.

RevengeVirus Mar 10th, 2009 02:46 AM

Remember when The Hood was in the MAX universe and didn't suck? Seems like a life-time ago now.

Jaimas Mar 10th, 2009 02:57 AM

I own this book, a gift from my uncle.

You know how sometimes, a book can be so bad that it flips right around the bar and becomes obstenibly humorous to read? Like the Goddamned Batman?

This thing wishes it was that good.

If anything, Max is understating this thing in ways that are hard to describe. Be afraid.

peh_ Mar 10th, 2009 04:03 AM

I gave up Marvel for lent a few years ago and never picked it back up. But I hope they continue to suck the sweat off of a dead mans balls so I can read you write about it. Made my nite... However my nite was spent reading about stuff on the internet, so take from that wat ye may......

Purple Man Mar 10th, 2009 05:44 AM

Yeeeah...even my rampant Marvel apologism can't stretch to this one.

MallardMan Mar 10th, 2009 10:07 AM

I can't say I'm surprised at all that Bendis isn't pushing a plot forward. Isn't that what he does? Not push things forward? Didn't he make up a new word (what was it... decompressed storytelling?) just to try and justify the fact that the douchebag can't tell a story with proper pacing? SPIDERMAN'S ORIGIN DOES NOT HAVE TO BE SIX ISSUES LONG.

God I hate Bendis...

DavidFullam Mar 10th, 2009 01:47 PM

But it has 3 panels of Mockingbird and Ms. Marvel standing butt to crotch!

comhcinc Mar 10th, 2009 01:52 PM

Sorry but I disagree. The issue, while over priced, was interesting. It did push the plot along well enough. It had a nice plot twist. The part where we see each character thinking gives the reader a good idea of what pushes the characters.

I find your reviews to be entertaining and interesting but I got to tell ya. This was fun. Now will Bendis pay it off? I doubt it,and yeah you are right on that.

Graystreet Mar 10th, 2009 02:37 PM

Wolverine is not pushed by thoughts of Cotton Candy, I don't care what Bendis writes.

Riot.EXE Mar 11th, 2009 03:58 AM

I remember last year, I was at Wizard World Chicago and I was like, 6 inches away from Bendis for a bit...I didn't say a fuckin' word to him. I didn't even freak out like "holy shit it's BENDIS!!!" I just looked at him, he looked tired and worn out from the day or whatever, and then he walked away. You know what? I'm completely fine with that.

...now you have an idea of what I think of his writing.

Alcibiades Mar 11th, 2009 07:44 AM

I'm just waiting for Bendis to start writing a comic about himself.

Rufus the Perturbed Mar 14th, 2009 12:36 PM

I'm still waiting for the ultimate crossover: a Bendis/Miller colaboration in which Norman Osborn is the president, Joker is the secretary of defense, and the God-Damned Batman is the new Osama Bin Laden. Wolverine and Spiderman will be there, of course, but not as actual parts of the story. They'll just show up every third or fourth panel to remind everyone that they're contractually obligated to be in ALL comics that have any connection to Bendis. Oh, and also Captain America and Hawkeye both dress up as Ronin (at the same time), but near the end of the issue the real Ronin (Aunt May) shows up and tells Dumb and Dumber to dress up like someone else. The final page is a giant shot of Frank Miller being beaten with a hammer while Brian Michael Bendis hangs himself in the background. It would also come with a signed apology and suicide note from both authors.

peh_ Mar 15th, 2009 06:11 AM

I thought that Wolverine being the first superhero should deserve being in every comic everywhere. Bendis is a genius because he is giving all of us what we want in every issue. I work in a bookstore and after all of these posts I decided to read up in our graphic novel section, and GODDAMN! that man gives all the cliche's we want.

In all honesty though, I work with a huge comic fan and he just shrugs and walks away when I ask him about what I'm reading...

Oh, what was I reading??? Oh yeah... I forgot already.

Can't wait for the next reboot so we can start fresh again!!! I wish I could go back in time and just enjoy the real Avengers the first time around... Can you do that Kang?!?!? Where are you when we need you.

bobcooksey Apr 17th, 2009 01:28 PM

RIGHT ON! Marvel has always had some bad writers, but nobody has been as destructive as Bendis. God he sucks so bad. I recall back in 2006, visiting a comic store, and being totally shocked that anyone could view the New Avengers as anything but an unmitigated disaster. At that point I didn't really know who Bendis was (mercifully)and didn't understand why his fans worshiped him. This was a few months after after Hawkeye died.

Being the open-minded guy I am, I asked the owner of the store to explain bendis' appeal to me. I swear to God, the guy said Bendis was the greatest characterization writer in comics. Since there was no characterization in New Avengers, I asked him to give me an example. "Hawkeye," the owner explained. "I loved how Bendis made Hawkeye so brash." I just stared at him.

Hawkeye had been dead virtually the whole run.

It was a surreal moment.

mburbank Apr 17th, 2009 08:23 PM

Alias was a great book. Seriously excellent writing. I think Bendis drank the cool aid of his own press. I have never seen such an appalling fall from grace.

bobcooksey Apr 22nd, 2009 12:43 PM

Hey I bought Alias and kinda liked it--but I'm not sure I'd call it excellent. But anyway that's a question of personal taste and at least Alias was coherent and made sense. AND Bendis didn't manage to destroy any characters.

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