Time again for another Word Balloon edition of The Bendis
Host John Siuntres and Marvel Comics scribe Brian Michael
answer fan question from his Jinxworld.com message board.
Among the subjects covered they discuss the recent Marvel
Retreat,some tidbits about the upcoming Secret Invasion
and many plots questions involving Powers, Daredevil-End Of
Ultimate Spider-Man, and the two Avengers books.
Here are some highlights from part 1...
Bendis has two Hollywood projects he's due to start once the
WGA strike ends, He can't talk about them until after the strike is
Could Powers continue after the death of either Christian
or Deana Pilgrim?
"Sure. How do you know I haven't (written) that
Don't speculate that the Hood's group of villains in new
avengers books represents Bendis new take on the "Masters Of Evil".
That story is still coming.
There will be rotating artists on New and Mighty Avengers due
to the nature
and pacing of the Secret Invasion story. this will allow a bunch
artists to jump on the books who's schedule would only allow one or
two issues. After that there will be a regular artist on New
and a suprising announcement about Mighty Avengers
Secret Invasion will deal with The Hand's reaction to their
being led by the
Skrull/Elektra, and we'll see more of the Infinity gem in Black
possession (a dangling plot line from The Illuminati Mini
What does the future hold for Quicksilver ?
"He was a big topic of the last Marvel retreat...
in fact a vote was put about his future as a character,
so you'll be seeing a lot of him."
Daredevil: End Of Days has been delayed due to artists David
and Klaus Janson getting other front burner projects that have to
but work continues on the DD story. "I've seen pages and they're
The Bendis Alex Maleve Spider-Woman book starts "The moment
Secret Invasion ends."
Bendis defended his story choice of having Wolverine
confront Spider-Woman in the shower. In New Avengers #36
"Wolverine would wait till she's in the shower, at her most
vulnerable...plus Jessica & Logan have had an intimate
relationship in the past...I know nudity and sex makes people
uncomfortable, but I don't care...It's never done cheaply (by
If Bendis's voice is raspy it was due to his loud
disagreements with Jeph Loeb
at the Marvel retreat.
"When we're yelling we're like it's the end of
civilization...Sometimes the argument brings out better ideas for
both of us, but it's really
like Joe putting two pit-bulls in the same room..."
(Siuntres says "That story is truly one of the funniest
creator anecdotes I've heard since starting the Word Balloon