rdrsfn82 wrote:I don't think people thought the issue was boring, as much as they felt nothing happened to move the story forward. I think one of the biggest knocks on Bendis, although it doesn't bother me as much as some other people, is that he tells 4 issue stories in 8 issues too often. He loves little moments and fills his big stories with tons of little moments that drag the book out more and more to the point where it feels like not much of importance happens in a given issue. It's not a bad thing to me, but I get why some people get upset about it. He's great at starting stories and he takes so long on the small stuff that he has to really really pack the last issue of his stories with tons of stuff, but the middle issues don't advance the storyline as much as some folks would like.
One poster thought it was boring.
I agree with you about the problems and I've had them with Bendis in the past. There's something about Secret Invasion though that has allowed me to overlook these faults and just enjoy the story that is unfolding.
In the end I think what it comes down to the simple fact that the little moments Bendis has chosen to focus on have all been moments that seem to matter to me -- Mockingbird and Hawkeye being a good example. When this happens, I love Bendis' writing. When it doesn't, I don't enjoy it as much.