By BigBDawg 5 Comments
OK, guys, what I've wanted to get across is who is your favorite writer to write on Avengers in all its' series over its' many years in the industry? It could mean anything from how characters were done, storylines, etc.
I guess I'm asking this because I keep thinking on how cool Geoff Johns' short run was, yet how it seemed contradictory with Cap thinking the Avengers strove for perfection when they are just as human as anything, as well as his showinf they made way too many mistakes in the long run, even with the trust the world had for them.
To me, I got 2 favorite writers who have worked on Avengers. Kurt Busiek is one, given he took the Avengers following the events of Heroes Reborn: The Return, and accelerated them into the future, by keeping us in mind of the past, yet also focusing on the present, and providing a clear idea of the future. He even had one of the best Avengers story arcs when he wrote "The Kang Dynasty". I mean, lots of action, great followthrough on all the story threads he worked on, and almost every single Avenger aiding in a battle against Kang, but many other enemies too. Kurt basically was the god of the Avengers when he worked on it.
And my other choice is Brian Michael Bendis. Say what you will, but I felt bad for the things that happened to the Avengers when Wanda lost control of her powers and attacked them. Facing all of their mistakes and deadliest threats, seeing the death of three different Avengers and the dissolution of their ranks at the end of Disassembled was nuts. Plus Bendis managed to bring the Avengers up to new levels and improved lesser-known characters when he included them in New Avengers and Mightyt Avengers, even showing some sense of humanity, yet insanity, during his Dark Reign stories with Norman and the Dark Avengers.
Plus he's kicked the Avengers back into high gear with his first arc on Volume 4, with the Avengers facing time's hemmorages as well as Kang, Immortus, and Ultron appearing in it.
I ask this, not just as a fan of comics, but as a bit of a small time writer myself. I feel the key elements of writing characters comes from also the love you have, and trying to show a different side of things, in spite of what others will think about you. But you also need research, to balance it out. Never an easy task in the industry I'm sure, but whatcha gonna do?