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Saturday, April 21, 2007 

I'm appalled

I looked at the ICV2 sales chart for last month, and I see that Captain America #25 sold at least 290,000 copies. I will make clear, that issue did not deserve an audience, yet readers bought into the publicity and went for it anyway.

In fact, nothing written by Brian Bendis deserves an audience either. That he may dislike some of the characters in the Avengers like Hawkeye, for example, indicates a serious problem with some of today's writers, that they allow their personal dislike of a character to get out of hand, and do bad things to them. (But also wrong is when the editors allow them to go too far with them.) So it's not only the problem with "hot" writers that needs to be dealt with, but also the problem with writers who let their personal biases dictate what they do with someone else's favorite characters.

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