Tags Matching: Brian Michael Bendis

Top 100 Summer Comics #12

So if you have been detached from the comics world for a minute, lemme catch you up.

Essentially, the Scarlet Witch flipped the entire world inside out and created an alternate reality before reverting to the one we know and love… except that now there’s a whole lot less mutants. (I would go with the “no more mutants” tag, but you know, it’s outdated.)

In the process, she kinda killed Hawkeye, who obviously was not okay with that. So… what happens next?

#12 – New Avengers 26

Hawkeye finds her, disguised as a simple villager in the frozen in time villages of Wundagore Mountain. The Witch seduces him, things go down, and he realizes he is in no position to exact revenge from a demigod. Bendis spins a great yarn, one of the many in New Avengers, but Alex Maleev is on point. A style which is both gritty and smooth, he was the perfect artist to pen this issue – an underrated feature is his ability to develop facial emotion and buildup through his panels, which is on full display here.

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Top 100 Summer Comics… #77

I try not to get too hyperbolic on things on here.

I know most of the time I fail miserably, primarily because I try to cull the crap and just give you stuff I love.

This will be slightly different, because I will allow myself to delve into some hyperbole with regards to a comic series and creative team that restored my faith in comic books.

#77 – Daredevil 62 (vol.2)

Bendis is applauded everywhere – his work on Daredevil is his best in my opinion. The tone and pace is perfect for the character, and much like Peter David nailed the X-Factor team in my last post, Bendis just killed Matt Murdock. Frank Miller level “got it”.

But the shining force here is Alex Maleev. The artist was born to draw a dark, street level comic book. What sets this issue apart in my mind was the visual of Maleev’s Black Widow. Not just a typically drawn beautiful woman – he drew her with a uniquely Post-Kremlin beauty that is awe inspiring.

I’ll stop there. I could keep going on… and on…

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Brian Michael Bendis And I Have Something In Common.

David Mamet is one of our favorite writers.

Don’t know who David Mamet is? Here’s a hint:

“First prize is a Cadillac El Dorado… second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired.”

I think that Mamet influence is why Bendis one of my favorite comic writers, decompression or no decompression. So it’s totally awesome to see thatBendis has done an interview with Mamet for ComicBookResources.com .

Why is a screenwriter and playwright getting interviewed for a comics website? Because of these.

The former is a collection of Mamet drawn superhero comics, the latter is a collection of editorial cartoons. I admit, when it comes to the art he’s no Alex Ross, but he doesn’t have to be.

He’s God d**n motherf**king David f**king Mamet.

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