Ultimate Spider-Man: Doctor Octopus



In some ways the 'Doctor Octopus' arc could be viewed as an example of Bendis's 'decompressed' storytelling given that it ran for seven issues, Spidey and Ock don't even meet until four issues in and the story is a bit cluttered with subplots involving Justin Hammer and Kraven. Still, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Scans under the cut... )

Avengers Vs. X-Men #1

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Storytellers: Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonthan Hickman, and Matt Fraction
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: John Romita Jr.
Inker: Scott Hanna
Colorist: Laura Martin

And so it truly begins...

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Ultimate Spider-Man: Power and Responsibility



I'm going to try and present to you Bendis's 'Ultimate Spider-Man'. In my opinion I think USM is one of the best Spider-Man series out there and contains some of Bendis's best writing to date. I read a few old issues on Comixology recently and they were still enjoyable as when I first read them as a teen. I do think the series started to sag as it went on but I think Bendis deserves credit for going as far as he did. A lot of people dismissed USM as a gimmick and scoffed at the idea that USM would even reach #50. Instead Bendis and Bagley ended up breaking the record for the longest consecutive writer/artist team at Marvel.

Right off the bat, I have no idea how far I will go with this. I find it very unlikely that I'll go all the way to #200 and I'd be surprised if I made it to #100. I think it will depend on the reactions this receives and my schedule.

Scans under the cut... )

NEW AVENGERS #22: Luke Cage's unbreakable arguements

Another day, another CIVIL WAR posting.

Here are the first 7 pages of NEW AVENGERS #22, where Luke Cage and Jessica Jones say they don't want to register with the government. It interested me when I first saw it, now I'm wondering if the whole thing is loaded with trigger warnings.

The World Isn't A Nice Place )
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[personal profile] thanekos2016-02-26 11:01 pm

Neal Adams drew an issue of New Avengers.

It was #16.1, from Bendis's second run.

It opened on Norman Osborn in prison.

He wasn't alone in his cell; the Goblin was with him.

The Goblin was in his head. )