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: 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

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 #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: 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: 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: The Pulse

I admit, during the time of its release, the Pulse completely flew under my radar. I barely heard anything about the series, other than that it had something to do with the Daily Bugle. If I was going to read about the Daily Bugle, I thought, why not just go read a Spider-Man comic? TheContinue reading “Bendis’ Avengers: The Pulse”

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”