Probably one of the greatest minds in comicdom is Brian Michael Bendis. His take over of Marvel is almost complete. The last seven years has brought us to the culmination of a story of monumental proportions to the Marvel Universe. He has orchestrated all major story lines to the Siege of Asgard and the end of the Dark Reign to the Heroic Age at Marvel.
This was no easy matter to take the stories Avengers Disassembled, House of M, Decimation, Secret War, Civil War, All Avengers titles, World War Hulk, Secret Invasion, Dark Reign, Thor, other titles, and finally Siege to mold the Marvel Universe. And what he has done with with Norman Osborn is brilliant. He has taken a washed up old Villain of Spider-Man and made him one of the most powerful men on earth. And his control of Sentry is amazing a madman leading a mentally disturbed Mega Powerful being. How this relationship will end is of interest to me. And his relationship with Ares the son of Zeus and the Olympian God of War and the other unstable characters in his Dark Avengers is mind blowing that he could hold that group together. And to put that with the group of Cabal of Doctor Doom, The Hood, Loki, Namor and Emma Frost a union which can’t last long with the personal interest of each. With Osborn trying to control this secret society of supervillains and antiheroes it can’t survive what is coming.
I have not seen such control of a story since the days of John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson and Peter David when they dominated the comic world. Well I for one will be there when the story ends with hope that there is a classic in the making. See you at the comic shop. Stay tuned comic faithful for More. 🙂 Walt