Bendis’ Avengers: Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion was the first Marvel event which I followed as each issue was released. Naturally, following such a massive event filled me with recurring feelings of excitement. Every month, picking up the next issue of Secret Invasion, I continued to speculate about what was going to happen next. The covers were beautifully ominous, theContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Secret Invasion”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers: The Illuminati

The very idea of the Illuminati always seemed fairly strange to me. Simply calling this group the Illuminati rubbed me the wrong way. Not to mention the premise, a secret organization made up of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe, for the sole purpose of determining how to protect the world. Needless to say,Continue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers: The Illuminati”

Bendis’ Avengers: The Mighty Avengers

I was never interested in the Mighty Avengers. After reading Civil War, where government-registered heroes were practically villains, why would I want to read about a pro-registration Avengers team? At the time, the New Avengers, the anti-registration group, was my kind of team. I rooted for the rebels, the underdogs, and the misfits. The MightyContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: The Mighty Avengers”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #26-39/Annual #2

When I first got into comics, the Avengers were in an unusual spot. Civil War had just finished, leaving a divided community of superheroes in its wake. Between several different Avengers teams, the group to follow was Bendis’ street-level New Avengers. This group of heroes included very nontraditional members, such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Dr. Strange,Continue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #26-39/Annual #2”

Bendis’ Avengers: World War Hulk

The Hulk always appealed to me when I was younger. He’s big, green, angry, and eager to fight anyone at any time. So when World War Hulk was released, I was ecstatic. Here was one of my favorite characters, smashing his way through the Marvel Universe. The whole idea was just “the Hulk vs. everybody”,Continue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: World War Hulk”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #21-25

When I initially saw that volume five of Bendis’ New Avengers was purely a Civil War tie-in, I wasn’t interested. At the time, event tie-ins felt pretty unnecessary. If I wanted to read about the event, wouldn’t I just read the main Civil War series? Additionally, isn’t a great series like New Avengers just beingContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #21-25”

Bendis’ Avengers: Civil War

Civil War was probably the biggest Marvel Comics event at the time of its release. No other event was so widespread, reaching everyone from the Avengers to smaller titles like Heroes for Hire. I personally loved every page of Civil War. Seeing two sides of heroes fighting each other was like smashing two sets ofContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Civil War”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #11-20

After reading the first two volumes of Bendis’ New Avengers, I couldn’t get enough. As a kid, there’s no better feeling than discovering more of something you love. I got that feeling from New Avengers volumes 3 and 4. Bendis’ Avengers had become my new favorite team, with all of the action, excitement, and funContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #11-20”

Bendis’ Avengers: House of M

As a kid, when I first heard about House of M, I was confused out of my mind. I thought to myself, “is this an X-Men event, or an Avengers event? What’s the ‘M’ in House of M stand for? Who is this ‘M’ guy?” There was no obvious title like Civil War or SecretContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: House of M”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #1-10

We’ve finally arrived at the heart of Bendis’ Avengers saga: the New Avengers. When I first read this series, I thought it was the coolest thing on the planet. Spider-Man and Wolverine, some of my favorite characters, were headlining the premiere Marvel superhero team! Classic Avengers such as Captain America and Iron Man gave thisContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #1-10”