Who should write the Avengers after Bendis?

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#1 Posted by ColonelRunAway (370 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that Bendis's run is nearing the end, what are some predictions/preferences for who should work on the book next?

#2 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

Fraction.
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#3 Posted by Illuminatus (9510 posts) - - Show Bio

Geoff Johns.

#4 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

Geoff Johns.

Already wrote and he's probably not leaving DC anytime soon.
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#5 Posted by Illuminatus (9510 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

@Illuminatus said:

Geoff Johns.

Already wrote and he's probably not leaving DC anytime soon.
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I was being facetious. :)
#6 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Waid.

#7 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

@Billy Batson said:

@Illuminatus said:

Geoff Johns.

Already wrote and he's probably not leaving DC anytime soon.
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I was being facetious. :)

Try harder.
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#8 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Fraction.
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Even though you're trolling, this is the most likely scenario in my mind.

#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34377 posts) - - Show Bio

Dan Slott

#10 Posted by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought Chris Yost did a pretty good job with them in the Spider-Island 1-shot. Dan Slott also handled them well during that event.

#11 Posted by Illuminatus (9510 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

@Illuminatus said:

@Billy Batson said:

@Illuminatus said:

Geoff Johns.

Already wrote and he's probably not leaving DC anytime soon.
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I was being facetious. :)

Try harder.
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NO U!
#12 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Billy Batson said:

Fraction.
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Even though you're trolling, this is the most likely scenario in my mind.

yeah I actually think so too. He's been writing many big series like Iron Man, X-men, Punisher, Thor already. It's only matter of time.

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#13 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

Slott, Remender, Yost.

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

@Billy Batson said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Billy Batson said:

Fraction.
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Even though you're trolling, this is the most likely scenario in my mind.

yeah I actually think so too. He's been writing many big series like Iron Man, X-men, Punisher, Thor already. It's only matter of time.

BB

I would think the fact that he wrote "FEAR ITSELF" should be the biggest hint of all to anyone.

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

@The Dark Huntress said:

Slott, Remender, Yost.

Slott writes in Avenger cameos with Spidey all the time, and it's amazing.

Remender's gonna write Secret Avengers (<3) and he's got Venom. (<333333)

YOST HAS SCARLET SPIDER, BACK OFF WOMAN.

#16 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Billy Batson said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Billy Batson said:

Fraction.
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Even though you're trolling, this is the most likely scenario in my mind.

yeah I actually think so too. He's been writing many big series like Iron Man, X-men, Punisher, Thor already. It's only matter of time.

BB

I would think the fact that he wrote "FEAR ITSELF" should be the biggest hint of all to anyone.

Fraction is Fear Itself!
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#17 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123: Writers are capable of doing more than one. I'd mark off Remender because he has two other books, but it's a possibility for Slott or Yost.

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

@The Dark Huntress: Shhhh. Slott and Yost both need to focus all their amazing efforts into their respective Spider characters, dammit. Don't ruin the perfect Spider-man status quo for me. =P

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

@Billy Batson said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Billy Batson said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Billy Batson said:

Fraction.
BB

Even though you're trolling, this is the most likely scenario in my mind.

yeah I actually think so too. He's been writing many big series like Iron Man, X-men, Punisher, Thor already. It's only matter of time.

BB

I would think the fact that he wrote "FEAR ITSELF" should be the biggest hint of all to anyone.

Fraction is Fear Itself!
BB

Oh, look at you, BB. Look at how clever you are. Atta boy.

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

Dan. Slott.

If not than Waid. Or Hickman.

But Slott comes first.

Or maybe even Whedon.

Oh $h*t that'd be awesome.

Ok, Whedon and/or Slott.

Yeah.

#21 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Oh $h*t that'd be awesome.

OMFG MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

@InnerVenom123: Changed my mind...

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#22 Posted by chalkshark (1195 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123: Mark Waid would be an excellent choice. He's no stranger to team books, & he does character very well. It's probably too much to hope that Marvel would give him the job. Brubaker would have been my first choice, until you said Waid. Waid has the best qualifications for the job.

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

@The Dark Huntress: Right?? Whedon/Cassaday ftw.

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

@The Dark Huntress: *Z-snap* You're damn right I did.

#25 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123:

and when he's going to write Spider-man, it will be awesome.
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#26 Posted by ColonelRunAway (370 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

YOST HAS SCARLET SPIDER, BACK OFF WOMAN.

Fist bump, brother.

#27 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: OMG. That would be a guaranteed buy from me, no matter how long the book ran.

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#28 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@The Dark Huntress: Right?? Whedon/Cassaday ftw.

Great team, but the book would need more than 4 years to finish a 25 issue story.

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

@Billy Batson said:

@InnerVenom123:

and when he's going to write Spider-man, it will be awesome.
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Remember how that one guy THREATENED to punch you through the internet?

I will literally invent a machine that allows me to punch you through the internet.

@ColonelRunAway said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

YOST HAS SCARLET SPIDER, BACK OFF WOMAN.

Fist bump, brother.

#30 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123:

okay, fine, when's going to write Venom, it will be awesome (:
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#31 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATPANEXE said:

I thought Chris Yost did a pretty good job with them in the Spider-Island 1-shot.

I love Christ Yost's work, and I would be interested in seeing him take on a team job.
#32 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@InnerVenom123:

okay, fine, when's going to write Venom, it will be awesome :)
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BB.

This is not a joke.

Hide.

Because I am coming for you.

*Le internet tough guy*

#33 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@RainEffect said:
@CATPANEXE said:

I thought Chris Yost did a pretty good job with them in the Spider-Island 1-shot.

I love Christ Yost's work, and I would be interested in seeing him take on a team job.
X-Force.
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#34 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

@RainEffect said:
@CATPANEXE said:

I thought Chris Yost did a pretty good job with them in the Spider-Island 1-shot.

I love Christ Yost's work, and I would be interested in seeing him take on a team job.
X-Force.

And New X-Men (both of which are two of my favorite comics ever). Although to be fair, that was Yost teamed with Kyle.

I would freaking love to see them pair up for Avengers, though. That would make my day.

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#35 Posted by Billy Batson (58277 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Billy Batson said:

@InnerVenom123:

okay, fine, when's going to write Venom, it will be awesome :)
BB

BB.

This is not a joke.

Hide.

Because I am coming for you.

*Le internet tough guy*

IV the e-thug.
BB

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

@The Dark Huntress said:

@Gambit1024: OMG. That would be a guaranteed buy from me, no matter how long the book ran.

Yes. Half an issue would be more than enough.

@Morpheus_ said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@The Dark Huntress: Right?? Whedon/Cassaday ftw.

Great team, but the book would need more than 4 years to finish a 25 issue story.

However long it takes. After Bendis? That would be more than incredible if they took over.

#37 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Fraction.
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You want to die don't you?

#38 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: Forgot about New X-Men, even though I haven't read that so I cannot comment on its quality. 
 
Frankly, I'd take Waid, Hickman and Slott over Yost for the Avengers. I do like his writing most of the time, but the other three are on another level for me. 
 

@Gambit1024: In an ideal world that would be an option, but with the Avengers being among Marvel's flasgship titles there is no way they could handle the delays the same creative team had in Astonishing X-Men. I doubt fans would be pleased, either. AXM sure is a hell of a story to read now, but I can but imagine how frustrating it must had been for readers who were collecting it at the time of publication.
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#39 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Waid

#40 Posted by Dernman (15474 posts) - - Show Bio

Remember whoever takes over will have to deal with the fallout of the coming crossover between the X-Men and Avengers. They say there will be a definitive loser and repercussions for the losing team. Now I don't see the X-Men losing so who ever take over has to deal with that mess. He may be going out but he's leaving a mess in his wake.

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

@Morpheus_: I suppose. But it's still my first choice nevertheless. Slott is close second, though. Dude knows a thing about story structure.

#42 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

@The Dark Huntress: Forgot about New X-Men, even though I haven't read that so I cannot comment on its quality.

There are varying opinions on it. It was a defining book for the X-Men, though. It revitalized the way things were handled and managed a large cast of characters, while fully developing all of them. It was an incredibly good read, great action, great art and just a raw emotional depth that not many other writers are capable of properly balancing out with action.

Frankly, I'd take Waid, Hickman and Slott over Yost for the Avengers. I do like his writing most of the time, but the other three are on another level for me.

See, the Yost/Kyle team is one of my tops. While I do love what the others can do and would actually love to see Waid write the Avengers, I can't help wondering what it would be like under the pen of Yost/Kyle.

But hey, whose to say they can't both take a book (in a perfect world). There is more than one Avengers title.

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#43 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@Dernman said:

Remember whoever takes over will have to deal with the fallout of the coming crossover between the X-Men and Avengers. They say there will be a definitive loser and repercussions for the losing team. Now I don't see the X-Men losing so who ever take over has to deal with that mess. He may be going out but he's leaving a mess in his wake.

I don't see the Avengers losing to the X-Men anytime soon. Nothing to do with power levels (a factor in which the X-Men are currently superior), either. 
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#44 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: I've mostly heard good things about it, but I don't have any real emotional investment in any of the kids to feel compelled to pick it up. I may only do it for the sake of enjoying the story in itself. 
 
Bendis will be off Avengers/New Avengers and there is also Avengers Assemble, but I don't think Bendis is leaving that for the time being. I'd favor Aaron to tackle the New Avengers given that particular cast of characters. As for Yost's chances of taking over the Avengers, I read an interiew of Tom Brevoort today in CBR, take his words as you will. 

 


With the news of Brian Bendis of departing the Avengers franchise, after his long and very successful run, it got me wondering. When faced with the prospect of finding a new writer for a successful book like theAvengers, what kind of criteria do you use in your search?

Brevoort: Well, it’s different every time, in that you’re working with a completely different array of variable each time. But to paint the process in broad strokes, you need to assess where the series is at, what’s been strong and working and indispensable about it and what it might be lacking. In other words, and this is pretty obvious, you want to try to maintain the appeal that a book has under its current creative team and then build upon it by accentuating those areas or aspects that haven’t been explored as much. To point to a specific example and provide you some context, when Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch were finishing up their run on Fantastic Four, I needed to line up their successor. In looking at the series as a whole, having come off of JMS and Dwayne McDuffie before them, and Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo before that, I felt like the time was right to try to get a younger voice into the mix—the book had been done by apex talent for a long run, but Fantastic Four is a series that’s got a strong almost gravitic pull towards its past, those initial 100 issues are so seminal. So I wanted to bring in somebody who would have something new to say, and who maybe wouldn’t be as shackled in his thinking to the past. At the same time, I wanted to maintain the overall positive/optimistic flavor that the series has always had when it’s been really clicking, in my opinion. Given those parameters, it didn’t take me long to start speaking with Jonathan Hickman, with whom I was working on Secret Warriors at the time. Jonathan went away, pulled together his ideas, and came back with a strong pitch for the series—and away we went! So it’s very much the same kind of thing on Avengers. Brian is leaving behind a legacy that it’s going to be very difficult for somebody else to equal or surpass, but that’s the challenge of the incumbent. As it happens, I’ve already got the next Avengers writer lined up, though it’ll probably be several months before you all learn who it is—Brian’s still got about a year’s worth of great stories to tell before that switchover happens. 


@Gambit1024: I could see that team working in a book of a similar vein to AXM. If Bendis leaves Assemble at some point, they could use that.
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#45 Posted by SkybornLord (850 posts) - - Show Bio

Loeb. Just kidding. I guess I'll just wait and see where it goes.

#46 Posted by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123: Meh. I know what you mean exactly, about how spreading out thin affects the individual works, but in any of their cases that's already happening and bound to more.

#47 Posted by War Killer (20376 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone new, someone with fresh ideas and stories that will make the Avengers books fun again instead of being serious all the time.

#48 Edited by Vance Astro (91366 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it should be one person. I think they should have some type of rotation starring (Waid,Slott,Gage,Bendis,& Pak)

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#49 Posted by ColonelRunAway (370 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

I don't think it should be one person. I think they should have some type of rotation starring (Waid,Slott,Gage,Bendis,& Pak)

Wouldn't mind bringing in extra writers for one-off stories focused on specific characters, but to reach it's full potential a single writer should work on ongoing plot threads.

#50 Posted by War Killer (20376 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

I don't think it should be one person. I think they should have some type of rotation starring (Waid,Slott,Gage,Bendis,& Pak)

I think they should take advantage of the Avengers constant rotating roster by allowing new writers (who I know have their own favorite incarnations of the team) to pick their team, like when a new writer takes over from the current one they're allowed to pick who they want on the team (if that character CAN be on the team at the time) so that we don't always have the same Cap, Iron Man, Thor team's all the time and so that Marvel can allow their lesser characters the opportunity to have some spotlight every once and while.

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