Book Review – Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Kleid I remember the excitement back in 2000 around the arrival of Powers the comic book, co-created by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming – Bendis was a rising star of indie crime comics and the book seemed to be a perfect fusion of…

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Siege TPB

Siege: The Cabal (drawn by Michael Lark) and Siege #1–4 (drawn by Olivier Coipel), written by Brian Michael Bendis Reading this collection really brought home the odd aspect of reading a lot of contributing series in trade paperback form. I read New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man and…

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Dark Avengers: Assemble TPB

Dark Avengers #1–6 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato I rather liked Warren Ellis' 12-issue run on Thunderbolts, which is effectively what the Dark Avengers are: the Thunderbolts masquerading as the Avengers. Bendis has always admired Ellis as a writer, so working on the same concept was probably a…

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The New Avengers: Search For The Sorcerer Supreme

The New Avengers #51–54 by Brian Michael Bendis, Billy Tan and Chris Bachalo Time to catch up with more trade paperbacks I purchased over the course of the months in which I wasn't blogging regularly. Today, the latest New Avengers paperback collection. I have been enjoying the odd mix of…

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Comic Review: Secret Invasion #1

By Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Yu I know I'm rather late to proceedings, but that has never stopped me before. This week, I have been posting my thoughts on recent books from the library written by Bendis, in roughly chronological order (apart from my review of the first New…

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From A Library: House of M

House of M #1–8 by Brian Michael Bendis & Oliver Coipel A series where I knew the result (‘No more mutants’) without reading the actual comic books themselves, I wanted to read this because I enjoy Bendis’ work and I quite like alternate timeline stories. Now that I’ve read it,…

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From A Library: Secret War

Secret War #1–5 by Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell-otto In an attempt at journalistic integrity, I should mention that the trade also collects Secret Files, not written by Bendis, but based on the Bendis-written info-pieces at the end of each individual issue. It doesn’t really count as part of…

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