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: 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: 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: 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”

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: 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: 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”