Deconstructing Comics #246: Examining Bendis

BendisBrian Michael Bendis has been the dominant writer at Marvel for a number of years now. While his books — including Ultimate Spider-man, New Avengers, Avengers, and event books like Seige — sell well, they have also generated a fair amount of controversy and just plain complaints. Some people like his work, others don’t. For Tim, there have been high points, but much of it is just kind of there. Is it just me, he wonders? Is Bendis actually a good writer and just doesn’t always appeal to me? Or are there identifiable inadequacies in his work? Tim calls on a Bendis fan — Savannah College of Art & Design student and graphic novelist Josh Smith — and a Bendis critic — Comics Waiting Room columnist Vincent Moore — to discuss the phenomenon that is Bendis.

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Comics on Comics Radio #1: Joshua Dysart

Comics on Comics returns with our brand new radio show! Host Sax Carr welcomes comics scribe Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, B.P.R.D. 1947) along with Asterios Kokkinos (Cracked Magazine, NPR’s Marketplace), Steven Saunders (Secret Cross) and Blair Marnell (Wizard Magazine) for our inaugural audio podcast!

 

This week, our panel kicks the corpse of Frank Miller’s The Spirit, takes a last look at the Watchmen lawsuit, and examines the many deaths of the Wasp, Marvel’s Dark Reign, the non-death of Batman in R.I.P. and Final Crisis before getting the latest details of B.P.R.D and Unknown Soldier from Dysart.

 

Also, stay tuned at the end of the show for details on how you can win a free graphic novel or trade paperback of your choice from Amazon.com, courtesy of your friends at ComicsonComics.com!

 

You can download this episode and high quality versions of all of the Comics on Comics video podcasts for free on iTunes.

 

 

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 60

Whole lotta good comics this time around, and winning the title of top pick this week goes to Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris for Ex Machina #40 (WildStorm). Fast Five picks include Mighty Avengers #20 (Marvel), Air #5 (Vertigo), Spider-Man: Noir #1 (Marvel), Conan The Cimmerian #6 (Dark Horse), and Deadpool #5 (Marvel).

The Great Machine, Barbarians, and Spider-Man in the Great Depression truly make this week fun for one and all!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 59

Wonderful week to be a comic book fan! Many picks were considered, but one stood-out from the rest; from Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura comes I Kill Giants #6 (Image). Fast Five picks include Echo #8 (Abstract Studios), Final Crisis #5 (DC), House of Mystery #8 (Vertigo), Green Lantern Corps #31 (DC), and Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 (Marvel).

Slaying of giants, alien armor, and the Illumi-naughty make this week awesome!

Alternate Reality – Episode 143

Alternate Reality - Episode 143

Alternate Reality – Episode #143

Pick of the Week:

Secret Invasion #2

Other Books We Read This Week:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14
Action Comics Annual #11
Nova #13
Avengers Invaders #1
House of Mystery #1

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Alternate Reality – Episode 125

Alternate Reality - Episode 125

Alternate Reality – Episode #125

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