Punchy wrote:That's the nature of Marvel and DC superhero comics though, don't condemn Bendis for just doing what every other writer is. If you malign him for this, you may as well give every Marvel or DC comic a bad score. You have to take certain things for granted, and you can't apply the same storytelling conventions that you would a standalone Noir comic to a Marvel Universe book.
Sure, I recognize there's a difference between Scalped and New Avengers. And I don't judge them by the same criteria.
Even so, inconsistencies in storytelling take the reader out of the story, whether it's about petty crooks or men in tights. If you are asking, "Hey, how did that happen?" while you're flipping through a book, the suspension of disbelief is lost and the story is ultimately ruined. A good story, regardless of genre, will build a logical plot and follow some kind of rules. If a magician is extremely powerful in one scene and then, without explanation, is a totally ineffective wimp in another, that's bad storytelling.