Punchy wrote:This may be an uncool thing to say, but I like Brian Michael Bendis. I think he's a great writer...he's one of the very few mainstream writers with a recognisable style... having distinctive dialogue....
And his fight with Daken was very well done, he kicked him in the nuts, come on, that's just cool.
Cover artist Marko Djurdjevic makes the jump to full interiors with this issue, and he does a good job. It's not quite as beautiful as his cover work, but it's strong, kinetic stuff.
It's either 'Security Lockdown!' or 'I, uh, I killed Hitler'
A couple comments, if you don't mind.
Never argue against yourself or weaken your argument with apologetic words. "This may be an uncool thing to say..." is all but begging us to forgive you for liking Bendis. It may be uncool to say it here at this site, but that's only because just about everybody here wants to get in your face because you like Bendis. Bendis writes some of the best selling comics every month, so there must be dozens of people who like him as you do. (Oh, that's a joke; there must be tens of thousands.) People have different tastes. At my LCS, I am friendly with at least 20 other customers, yet as far as I know, I am the only one who reads Usagi Yojimbo, a highly acclaimed series.
No, the fight wasn't cool. The 'kick in the nads' theme is so frelling used up it could be my grandmother. It's in nearly every movie these days. Hell, it was even in slow motion in Kung Fu Panda, a kids movie. Any movie or book that uses it as a 'cool moment' is by definition shite. It is old and used up.
Your comment about the cover artist could be read to say all he has ever done was covers, when I think you meant he has only done covers for Avengers so far. I think we all know he has done interiors in other books.
Best line in the book was "The End."
As much as you liked this book, I would have rhought you would have graded it higher than eight-tenths.
I was perfectly content before I was born.