I used to like Bendis early on in Avengers but, they’ve given him way too much work so much so that he’s burned himself out.
I read the free preview of the beginning of his X-Men run. 6 pages. There were two instances of foreshadowing. Two instances where the characters said “If our youngers selves could see us now they wouldn’t like what we’ve been doing today.” Two instances. In six pages. TWO! That’s just horrible writing. That told me not to go anywhere near his run.
I did read Age of Ultron because it had ramifications on the rest of the Marvel Universe and Guardians of the Galaxy because of the Angela crossover thing. Both of them have incredibly horrible writing to me. So I just can’t go through that with my beloved X-Men. I… Just… Can’t.
The entire concept of having the younger X-Men travel to this time written by someone who has NO IDEA WHO TIME TRAVEL WORKS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE OR EVEN BASIC ALTERNATE REALITY TIME TRAVEL THEORY - see Age of Ultron and compare it to every other Marvel comic that has utilized time travel FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS - to me sounds like an absolute nightmare. All would be fine if an editor actually told Bendis what he was doing was wrong but no. As usual BENDIS WROTE IT SO IT IS FACT BIBLE / CANON / DEAL WITH IT! How one person who doesn’t know jack about 616 have this much power in the Marvel Universe is beyond me.
Aaron and Allred, lol I like weird. It’s different, fun. Aaron also understands Marvel WAAAAY better than Bendis does even if he doesn’t understand Marvel time travel either. Hickman does of all of the current staff. Slott does ‘kinda,’ but to be fair Slott doesn’t write in a way that breaks it.
Bendis does and I guess that’s why the timeline is broken. Lol it was broken by horrible writing, nothing Wolverine did in the past could break the timeline by Marvel’s rules. It would create a seperate reality where Ultron didn’t takeover the world or fix 616 and make Age of Ultron land an alternate reality, that’s it. The entire concept of breaking the timestream is stupid in itself since there is an entire organization that only exists to keep it in check but SHHHH…
Well hey if this is the excuse needed to get Spider-Man 2099 here for a spell more power to Bendis. More horrible writing power I guess.
All of this is the complete opposite with his work on Ultimate Spider-Man which is completely different. And it’s… GASP really good! It’s almost like there are two different Bendises… Bendii? You give him a world free of following ____ amount of years of history he can work wonders. Now that Ultimate Spider-Man might come to 616… Um… Uh oh. HELLO KITTY PILLOW HOLD ME…
Back to Allred, always loved his work but I can’t stand Fraction’s use of dialog, can’t put my finger on why exactly but it just doesn’t work for me. So that’s why I passed on FF. Now that Allred’s with Slott definitely going to give that a try. Silver Surfer SERIOUSLY needs to kick some ass though.