Bendis is done...

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#1 Edited by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=35772

"I'm going to wrap up 'Avengers' and 'New Avengers.' At the same time the first storyline of 'Avengers Assemble' will be done," Bendis told CBR. "It's a good time to move on to other things. Before I go, though, I'm ending things big. I'm in countdown mode. You know when you're watching a show like 'Breaking Bad,' and every episode feels like the second to last episode? That's where I'm at. I've been on the Avengers longer than anybody in the history of the book. When you take everything into account, I've written over 200 issues. I'm very, very proud of that, and what we have coming up this summer gives me the opportunity to go out on a high note. I know enough about showbiz to know that's a great time to go."

It's over... It's finally over...

...This is a good day. Words... Words can't describe how awesome this is...

#2 Posted by Dernman (15264 posts) - - Show Bio

This summer? That's still awhile to go.

#3 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
Slott or Hickman, please.
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#4 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

Yes. A thousand times, yes.

#5 Posted by Handprint (21 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

Yes. A thousand times, yes.

Seconded.
#6 Posted by yumyumbubblegum (618 posts) - - Show Bio

Go out on a high note? Is that a polite way of saying "the fans f*cking hate my writing"?

#7 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

- I have to see who is taking over before I clap or cry

- I have issues with some of what Bendis has done on the Avengers but I am far from the biggest detractor.

- If it turns out to be Johnathan Hickman I would clap, if it turns out to be Greg Pak...well I'll save a few bucks a month

#8 Posted by War Killer (20358 posts) - - Show Bio

Until I no longer see Bendis' name on the front cover of Avengers I will wait until I start clapping, hopefully now Marvel will actually get a new writer who will bring some fresh ideas to the series and team. But this is the best news I've heard all day.

#9 Posted by Deranged Midget (17740 posts) - - Show Bio

Clapping is necessary simply for the fact that his reign is over.

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#10 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

This must have been how they felt when War World 2 was over. 

#11 Posted by Mercy_ (92921 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh thank fck

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#12 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18858 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer: I agree :]

#13 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

You know what? I'm FadeToBlackBolt, I need to make a bigger deal of this; 
 

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

#14 Posted by BlackArmor (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

He said move on to other things......please please meen the other side and not a book or charecter I like please

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#15 Posted by Mumbles (846 posts) - - Show Bio

good. bendis needs to stay off team books. he is better suited for solo books.

#16 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
You know what? I'm FadeToBlackBolt, I need to make a bigger deal of this; 
 

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

LOL!
#17 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

The thought of this made my day.

#18 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

You know what? I'm FadeToBlackBolt, I need to make a bigger deal of this;

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

...I love you...

#19 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's make sure we change the locks after he goes, eh?

#20 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

You know what? I'm The Goddamn Batman, I need to make a bigger deal of this;

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

Notice how my alteration doesn't change the post much at all.

#21 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

You know what? I'm FadeToBlackBolt, I need to make a bigger deal of this;

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

lol i read your first response and though "mmm hes being strangely calm about this".... then I saw this one ;p

I sincerely will not miss Bendis' writing at all.

At all.

at all.

#22 Posted by kingjoeg (693 posts) - - Show Bio

He's doing too many books at the moment. Maybe I will finally pick up my first Avengers book if the writer who replaces Bendis is good.

#23 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

#24 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

Watch. Fraction gets the Avengers next. Just watch.

#25 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

Watch. Fraction gets the Avengers next. Just watch.

I pray to Christ he doesn't. Not after Fail Itself....

#26 Posted by Vance Astro (91289 posts) - - Show Bio

Now make Bendis write Howard the Duck.

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#27 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

Now make Bendis write Howard the Duck.

And in doing so, he leaves Moon Knight behind for someone else to take over.

#28 Posted by joshmightbe (24967 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro: Bendis should just retire from comics he's not even worthy of writing a howard the duck spin off

#29 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

Watch. Fraction gets the Avengers next. Just watch.

...Don't you say that. Don't you dare say that.

#30 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

Watch. Fraction gets the Avengers next. Just watch.

...Don't you say that. Don't you dare say that.

Look at the sales for Fear Itself. The headway he's made.

It seems inevitable.

#31 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

Watch. Fraction gets the Avengers next. Just watch.

...Don't you say that. Don't you dare say that.

Look at the sales for Fear Itself. The headway he's made.

It seems inevitable.

LALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!

#32 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

Watch. Fraction gets the Avengers next. Just watch.

...Don't you say that. Don't you dare say that.

Look at the sales for Fear Itself. The headway he's made.

It seems inevitable.

LALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!

Just cry now and get it out of the way.

#33 Posted by danhimself (22648 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

You know what? I'm FadeToBlackBolt, I need to make a bigger deal of this;

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

but you're FadeToBlackBolt so you'll probably hate whoever replaces him just as much

#34 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

You know what? I'm FadeToBlackBolt, I need to make a bigger deal of this;

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

but you're FadeToBlackBolt so you'll probably hate whoever replaces him just as much

Not true. Well, might be true. If it's Aaron or Fraction. 
 
But someone like Slott, Reed or Waid? Wooo!
#35 Posted by Mercy_ (92921 posts) - - Show Bio

Anybody else think this is kinda surreal?

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#36 Posted by danhimself (22648 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@danhimself said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

You know what? I'm FadeToBlackBolt, I need to make a bigger deal of this;

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

but you're FadeToBlackBolt so you'll probably hate whoever replaces him just as much

Not true. Well, might be true. If it's Aaron or Fraction. But someone like Slott, Reed or Waid? Wooo!

god I would love it if Slott took over an Avengers book....Slott or Hickman would be my top choices but Hickman's got his hands full with FF, Fantastic Four, and the Ultimate books....I wouldn't want him to take on more than he can chew and lose quality on all of his books....as it is I think that Slott is only writing Amazing Spider-man so he should have some extra time to take one of the Avengers books...plus it would be awesome to have more ties between ASM and the Avengers since it seems like Slott writes them into a lot of story arcs already

#37 Posted by entropy_aegis (15456 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

This must have been how they felt when War World 2 was over.

LOLOLOLOL

#38 Edited by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

This must have been how they felt when War World 2 was over.

Hahahhahahahaha

Agreed.

@The Dark Huntress said:

Anybody else think this is kinda surreal?

Oh yeah, I do. Seems to good to be true for sure. I haven't even read since #11 because... Well... Wasn't worth it.

#39 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@Morpheus_ said:

Slott or Hickman, please.

This times infinity.

Watch. Fraction gets the Avengers next. Just watch.

Ahhhhhhhh... This thought has ruined me.

I bet you are right -_-

#40 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34017 posts) - - Show Bio

...it's like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders...

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#41 Posted by Billy Batson (58206 posts) - - Show Bio

Next stop the x-men.

BB

#42 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

You know what? I'm The Goddamn Batman, I need to make a bigger deal of this;

THANK F*CKING GOODNESS! ROT IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS, CHARACTER-DESECRATING PILE OF CRAP! YOU ARE THE HITLER OF COMICS!

Notice how my alteration doesn't change the post much at all.

I believe you mean to say it doesn't change anything.

On another note, when I saw this thread yesterday, I didn't really think it was this... I was sure there was some catch...

#43 Posted by Night Thrasher (3700 posts) - - Show Bio

Warren Ellis for fill-ins until someone else takes over?

#44 Posted by MatKrenz (1234 posts) - - Show Bio

Geez you people are a bunch of overreacting haters.

#45 Posted by fury714 (589 posts) - - Show Bio

Rick Remender anyone?

#46 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

This is one thing. Now, they need to drop this awful event abit, kick Matt Fraction and his oversized mercenary ego and maybe I will buy a Marvel comic again.

#47 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Bendis has done some great things and some highly questionable things, but his chief "problem" was his ubiquity across so many books for so long. His hands were all over every book because he controlled and created the events, and other authors had to march to his tune. This meant that—good or bad—those who dislike his writing had no where they could go to really get away from him (except outside Marvel, of course). This move was overdue.

My hope is that they don't immediately put someone else in the "Bendis seat" but instead break that workload up and hand it out to multiple authors to provide some variety and to see who sinks and who swims. No "one Bendis to rule them all" nonsense. Let the books get some space from each other. That shouldn't be too hard considering few authors in comics are as prolific with their output as Bendis.

Of course it wouldn't even matter in the long run because—according to Marvel—people only buy big event books. So even if they have different writers on different titles again, they'll all get into one room for a "summit" and write up events that disrupt the line across the board. If only Marvel wasn't so cheap they could look at the long term profitability of leaving a good book alone rather than going for the quick cash-grab of event after event.

#48 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Waid replaces it... He's only doing Daredevil right now, isn't he?

#49 Posted by 218Comics (191 posts) - - Show Bio

Loving all the Bendis hate here, lol... however, this is only a small victory for me, as Bendis still writes Moon Knight, my favorite comic.

#50 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34017 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

Next stop the x-men.

BB

bite your tongue Billy
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