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Characters Bendis did right, Characters Bendis did wrong.
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:59:39 AM »
Since he's leaving, might as well see what everyone thinks.

Wrong: Scarlet Witch. I remember when Busiek in his run developed her into a leader, learning more about her powers, and just giving her great characterization....then Bendis wrecks that all to hell and decides that she's just been crazy all the time.

Right Ultimate Nick Fury. I know Ultimate Nick Fury is supposed to be an asshole, but damn did ever other writer make him the most unlikeable character in the entire Ultimate Universe. Bendis had a pretty good grasp of the character and yeah, he was a prick, but you tell that he did care about other people.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 06:35:17 AM »
I'll always thank him for bringing Luke Cage to such prominence.
Odds are i'd never have seen a live action version of one of my favorite characters without him laying the groundwork starting in his initial Avengers run.
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Re: Characters Bendis did right, Characters Bendis did wrong.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 06:44:52 AM »
Right: Daredevil, Alias/Jessica Jones


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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 07:29:54 AM »
I came in here to say his Luke Cage and Daredevil were tops.

His Sentry was horrid.  He obviously loved Sentry, yet didn't know what to do with him.  Generally, he's bad at writing really powerful characters.  He has no sense of scale, which is weird for a comic writer.

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 08:25:18 AM »
Good - Madame Masque. He sure loved that character

Good - Spider-Woman. Made her relevant again but over did it with the exposure

Good/Bad - The Hand. He showed them a lot of respect WAY to much respect. Ninjas swords cutting into iron man armour? They really shouldn’t have done that well against the New Avengers but you could tell he wrote them in high regard.

Good - Ultimate Spider-Man. Great run and really shaped the Ultimates universe

Good/bad - Echo. Very interesting character. Showed a lot of respect and promise he helped shape...but then he kills her in the Moon Knight book

Wrong - Nefarious. Ah lawd some of his worst modern showings were written by Bendis

Wrong - Dr.Strange. Really isn’t good writing powerful characters. Also nice try “there’s no choas magic” retcon

Wrong - Alpha Flight #neverforget

Wrong - Moon Knight. Yes moon knight is crazy but now he has the avengers as imaginary friends and copied their powers? Think he wanted to still keep writing the avengers

Wrong - Doctor Doom. This one was VERY WRONG

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 09:11:30 AM »
Right: Daredevil, Alias/Jessica Jones
Forgot about DD. Agree.
Also Jessica Jones which i guess goes in hand with his Cage.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 10:15:15 AM »
Forgot about Echo. What a pointless death of a very cool character


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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 11:31:35 AM »
Just two or three days ago, my buddy texted me when the news of Bendis defecting broke. My friend was basically launching into a tirade about how Bendis hated and ruined Vision and Scarlet Witch, and he's happy he is gone from Marvel.

Our conversation hit the same point the topic here is: Bendis was great a characters closer to the ground, but pretty piss-poor at higher tier beings. Also, he is good with no more than 2 or maybe 3 books. When he had too much control, he just made a mess. But at just, say, two regular ongoing low-power character books? He was genuinely great at that. 

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 03:37:12 PM »
Not Bamf has a friend, you guys
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 05:17:22 PM »
It’s probably one of his gross orgy buddies.

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 01:05:28 AM »
I came in here to say his Luke Cage and Daredevil were tops.

His Sentry was horrid.  He obviously loved Sentry, yet didn't know what to do with him.  Generally, he's bad at writing really powerful characters.  He has no sense of scale, which is weird for a comic writer.

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 03:32:16 AM »
Not Bamf has a friend, you guys

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But I do agree with Not Bamf's imaginary friend about The Vision and Scarlet Witch. C'mon, Cinematic Universe, make Marvel Comics put them back together. :)

Anyway, since no one has mentioned him. Horrible Hawkeye. Let's see he died one stupid death and--for some reason, he likes to have Hawkeye kill people! Even when other people on Hawkeye books beg him not too!




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Re: Characters Bendis did right, Characters Bendis did wrong.
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2017, 01:20:54 PM »
Wrong: Iceman, amirite?

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2017, 06:43:27 PM »
Iceman was not only written wrong, Benids showed he didn't have an understanding of basic human sexuality.

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2017, 07:16:14 PM »
His DD and Ultimate Spidey were always tops for me.