« Home | The sloppy marketing for the Dredd movie reveals a... » | Some examples of violence-filled panels from Geoff... » | Buffy comic gets a gay vampire hunter » | Joss Whedon's "business aspect" for directing an A... » | The attempted gang-rape in the new Amethyst story » | Greg Rucka tells why he's quitting both Marvel and DC » | Brooklyn Daily fawns over the mess made of WW » | A bad type of graphic novel about economy » | Ultimate Capt. America becomes president in the Ul... » | Morrison blathers while telling why he's moving aw... » 

Thursday, September 27, 2012 

Marvel staff gives Bendis a plaque he doesn't deserve

Once again, Marvel's modern staff has taken the self-indulgent, self-congratulatory route by awarding Brian Bendis with a plaque. All for 8 years on the Avengers:
The trophy/statue/plaque, given during a brief two day retreat in New York City, marks a changing of the guard at Marvel and a ideal vantage point to see all that Brian Michael Bendis has done. Although the writer is staying on with the publisher with new titles like All-New X-Men, and continuing his long-running Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Bendis’ run on Avengers is one of the longest in American comics history, joining the rarefied ranks of Chris Claremont’ s X-Men, Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier’s Groo, Dave Sim’s Cerebus and Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four.
By sharp contrast, Roy Thomas has never gotten a company-based award like this for his contributions, has he? Alas, I don't think he ever did. Unlike Bendis, Thomas, along with Stan Lee, came up with much more memorable stories and characters, and never tried to forcibly change the book into the Defenders or Heroes for Hire. Yet it's a shameless writer like Bendis, what with all his contempt for characters he didn't create, who gets the prize that should've been given to Thomas.

This marks a leading example of Marvel's current editors going out of their way to pat themselves on the back over big, overrated nothings.

Labels: , ,

So how many plaques do they owe the actual Marvel actual geniuses? Jack Kirby's family should get what, sixty or seventy of them? Stan Lee? Who knows.

Post a Comment

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile



  • avigreen2002@yahoo.com
  • Fansites I Created

  • Hawkfan
  • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
  • The Outer Observatory
  • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
  • The Co-Stars Primer
  • Realtime Website Traffic

    Comic book websites (open menu)

    Comic book weblogs (open menu)

    Writers and Artists (open menu)

    Video commentators (open menu)

    Miscellanous links (open menu)

  • W3 Counter stats
  • Bio Link page
  • blog directory Bloggeries Blog Directory View My Stats Blog Directory & Search engine eXTReMe Tracker Locations of visitors to this page  
    Flag Counter

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

The Four Color Media Monitor is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.