Civil War II: H20 #3-4

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"Fans may be outraged, and there are probably Hawkeye writers who I'm very good friends with who will also be offended," said series writer Brian Bendis. "But the point is that everything that happens in this issue is in character when you discover the hows and whys and wheres."

An article about the #3's big death scene.

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Lopez

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Civil War II: The Quickening #2

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CBR News: He definitely has a long history at both Marvel and DC. This week brought news of midnight sales next month for "Civil War II" #3, which clearly positions that as a very important issue, with what's billed as a major character death. We talked a lot last week about War Machine's death; given the early promotion around this upcoming death -- including a Joe Quesada variant of the unnamed fallen hero -- is it fair to say this is expected internally to have an even bigger impact?

Axel Alonso: Yes. It's a big character and his or her death is a major turning point in the story. And the scene in which they die -- everyone will be talking about.

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Lopez


I was going to post this tomorrow, but since Marvel has no damn patience...

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Ultimate Spider-Man: Carnage



So a little introduction: Carnage was one of the characters Bendis had no interest in doing. He changed his mind after reading an article about what not to do with science and the result is a character that is Carnage in appearance only. Your mileage will vary but in my opinion this storyline includes what may be the single worst thing Bendis has ever done on the title. See for yourself.

As a heads up there's some disturbing imagery here that's not commonly found in a Spider-Man comic. 

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Ultimate Spider-Man: Hollywood



Usually when a superhero movie comes out Marvel (or DC as it is now) will do a storyline that relates to the movie's plot or in some cases change the characters for movie synergy. A while back when Spider-Man 2 came out Bendis did something different...

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Meet Riri Williams - Your New Iron Man

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Time: What’s been the reception of the character so far (before this announcement)?

Brian Michael Bendis: Thankfully because of my involvement in the creation of Miles Morales and Jessica Jones and some other characters, it’s getting the benefit of the doubt from even the most surly fans. There are fans who say, “Show us the new stuff,” and then there are fans who say, “Don’t do anything different from when I was a kid.” So when you’re introducing new characters, you’re always going to have people getting paranoid about us ruining their childhood.

I’ve been down this road with Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, Maria Hill. I knew I was in good hands with Mike Deodato and other artists who are helping visualize Riri.





So with a brand new character just created this year by Brian Michael Bendis and now suddenly taking over the role of Iron Man in the upcoming seasonal relaunch, let's actually take a moment to look at her earlier appearances.

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