Bendis’ Avengers: Fear Itself

After a streak of exciting events at Marvel, Fear Itself filled me with considerable hype. It seemed like the whole Marvel Universe was going to be affected by this event, including the Avengers, the X-Men, and even the gods of Asgard. The whole premise of Fear Itself was unclear to me at the time, yetContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Fear Itself”

Bendis’ Avengers: The Children’s Crusade

As mentioned during my Young Avengers retrospective, the Young Avengers were never a particular favorite of mine. I always considered this team to be a lesser, junior varsity version of the Avengers. Despite my apathy towards the Young Avengers, Avengers: the Children’s Crusade certainly caught my attention. Finally, it seemed, the Young Avengers were givenContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: The Children’s Crusade”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers: the Heroic Age

Once the Heroic Age began, I thought that the New Avengers were finished. The story in New Avengers was done, and Bendis had already announced his new flagship Avengers series. So imagine my excitement and joy when Marvel announced a new volume of the New Avengers alongside the main Avengers title. Even though the NewContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers: the Heroic Age”

Bendis’ Avengers: The Heroic Age

I remember when, for the first time since Avengers Disassembled, Bendis was announced to write the classic Avengers title. There was no adjective attached to the team, like “new”, “mighty”, or “dark”. This time, Bendis had a clean slate to make the main Avengers comic his own. In my mind, Bendis’ reinvention of the classicContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: The Heroic Age”

Bendis’ Avengers: Avengers: Prime

In the pages of Siege, Bendis finally reunited the three core Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. With Marvel’s trinity back in the game, it seemed as if the Avengers were returning to their glory days. Indeed, at the time of Avengers: Prime‘s publication, I could tell that Bendis was reforming the classic AvengersContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Avengers: Prime”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #61-64/Finale

Reading the New Avengers tie-ins for Civil War and Secret Invasion, it came as no surprise that the title would also tie-in to Bendis’ next big event, Siege. By the end of the series, New Avengers was almost inherently connected to big, game-changing events. Even though I came to expect New Avengers tie-ins to Siege,Continue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #61-64/Finale”

Bendis’ Avengers: Siege

When Marvel Comics first announced its latest event, Siege, in late 2009, I couldn’t have been more excited. After years of uncertainty and internal conflict during Civil War, World War Hulk, Secret Invasion, and Dark Reign, it looked like the good guys were finally coming together. Siege presented the return of classic heroism that SecretContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Siege”

Bendis’ Avengers: Dark Avengers

I must admit, at the time of its release, I never actually read Dark Avengers. The only exposure that I had to this new team was in Bendis’ New Avengers run. In the context of New Avengers, there really wasn’t much to be said about the Dark Avengers themselves. The team was simply a groupContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Dark Avengers”

Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #48-60

Secret Invasion, for me, felt like the climax to Bendis’ Avengers saga. It seemed that the Avengers were finally coming back together after the post-Civil War tensions. So when I saw that the blockbuster event only served to propel Marvel’s heroes into an even darker status quo, I was a bit disappointed. That is, untilContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: New Avengers #48-60”

Bendis’ Avengers: Secret Invasion Tie-Ins

Reading big comic book events as a kid, I was never a fan of tie-in comics. To me, tie-ins seemed like filler issues in a regular series like New Avengers, while the main event contained all of the important moments. Since Secret Invasion borrowed characters from New Avengers and Mighty Avengers, it seemed as ifContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: Secret Invasion Tie-Ins”