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 #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: 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 #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”