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: 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: 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”

Bendis’ Avengers: Young Avengers

Funnily enough, there are plenty of comics significant to Bendis’ Avengers which he didn’t even write. Case in point: Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung’s Young Avengers. I was never really invested in the series at the time, however. The whole concept seemed pretty lame, honestly. A group of teenage Avengers? Why wouldn’t I just readContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Young Avengers”

Bendis’ Avengers: Secret War

Brian Michael Bendis’ Secret War caught my attention from the first time I read it as a ten year-old kid. Everything about this event screamed “cool” to me. All of the biggest heroes came together for one giant event, including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and Captain America. To me, this was the ultimate superhero battle againstContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Secret War”

Bendis’ Avengers: Avengers Disassembled

When I first got into comics, there was one major writer on the Avengers at the time: Brian Michael Bendis. Over the course of eight years, Bendis crafted several epic tales that redefined Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, from Avengers Disassembled, to Secret War, to House of M, many other stories. Even when Bendis did not personallyContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Avengers Disassembled”

Legacy Heroes: Captain America

Captain America is a symbol. The star-spangled Avenger stands for classic American ideals: hope, truth, justice, and other romanticized values. These values stem from the character’s origins in World War II, representing a nostalgia for simpler times. Within the Marvel Universe, Captain America embodies a higher standard of heroism. Every hero in the world ofContinue reading “Legacy Heroes: Captain America”