GeekGround Bendis gonna Bendis (Action Comics 1000)


9 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 46055

This week sees the release of Action Comics #1000.

Bleeding Cool has seen the final page of Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams‘s first story that leads into Man of Steel #1.

And yes, we can confirm, it reveals something that changes the very origin of Superman. You know, the one that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster originated in their first page in Action Comics #1.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/04/14/bendis-superman-wrong-action-comics-1000/

 

9 days ago
11/15/05
Posts: 4143

I've said bendis is a hack numerous times, this not only changes supes orgin it fundamentally changed the character, this is just lazy shit writing

8 days ago
3/7/05
Posts: 29524
So what was the change?

And is anyone shocked at all? Bendis cannot touch anything that is not his without screwing it up massively.
8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 46059
BigWilliam - So what was the change?

And is anyone shocked at all? Bendis cannot touch anything that is not his without screwing it up massively.

Comic drops this week Wednesday..so we'll find out then.

 

7 days ago
11/15/05
Posts: 4144
BigWilliam - So what was the change?

And is anyone shocked at all? Bendis cannot touch anything that is not his without screwing it up massively.

If you want the spoiler , I will post it

 

But it changes the destruction of Krypton, jor El, and is just dumb

7 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 46069
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BigWilliam - So what was the change?

And is anyone shocked at all? Bendis cannot touch anything that is not his without screwing it up massively.

If you want the spoiler , I will post it

 

But it changes the destruction of Krypton, jor El, and is just dumb


 

 

 

6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 6226
paw - 
BigWilliam - So what was the change?

And is anyone shocked at all? Bendis cannot touch anything that is not his without screwing it up massively.

Comic drops this week Wednesday..so we'll find out then.

 


Diamond has a program that delivers to stores on Tuesdays. They should be rolling in now.
6 days ago
9/13/02
Posts: 32847
paw - 
Silhouette - 
BigWilliam - So what was the change?

And is anyone shocked at all? Bendis cannot touch anything that is not his without screwing it up massively.

If you want the spoiler , I will post it

 

But it changes the destruction of Krypton, jor El, and is just dumb


 

 

 


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6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 46078

From https://www.cbr.com/action-comics-1000-brian-michael-bendis-superman-origin-change/

WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Action Comics #1000, which is available now.
 
There is a lot going on in Action Comics #1000’s 80 pages. It’s not just a four-digit milestone for the DC series that started the age of superheroes, it’s also a celebration of the 80th anniversary of Superman’s first appearance, back in 1938’s Action Comics #1.
 
As such, multiple different eras of the character are on display in the issue, with decade-spanning creators including Marv Wolfman, Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, Olivier Coipel, Tom King, Clay Mann and more. And the very last story in the issue gives a glimpse of the future of Superman — courtesy of new Action Comics and Superman writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist/DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee.
 
It’s only the second DC story written by Bendis to date, following 2000’s Batman Chronicles #21. It’s also the superstar writer’s first DC work since November’s announcement that, after 17 years as one of the most prolific writers in Marvel history, he would move to DC in a “multiyear, multi-faceted” exclusive deal. The announcement was such a surprise, some fans legitimately thought DC’s Twitter might have been hacked at the time it broke the news.
 
So it shouldn’t be a shock that the writer of Avengers Disassembled didn’t just contribute a nostalgic meditation on the character in his Action Comics #1000 story. Instead, it ends with a major revelation that, as seems apt given the issue’s scope, harkens back to the character’s earliest origins: the destruction of his home planet Krypton.
 
Everyone knows that Kal-El was the last(ish) survivor of Krypton. While it’s not as widely known what caused the planet’s destruction, it’s usually some combination of catastrophic natural causes, depending on the era. It’s one of the most famous parts of the character’s lore — there’s a show on Syfy now titled Krypton, after all — so it’s fitting that it’s something Bendis, a writer who has long distinguished himself for subverting expectations, has chosen to reexamine.
 
The 12-page story introduces a new alien villain named Rogol Zaar — named after a doctor who worked with Bendis during his life-threatening illness last fall, and intimidatingly illustrated by Lee — who quickly establishes himself as someone with a major grudge against folks from Krpyton. As he puts it in his battle against Superman, “I cleansed the galaxy of the Kryptonian plague. And I am here to finish the job.” (Supergirl shows up during the fight, too, but is easily dispatched — twice.)
 
That alone sounds pretty threatening, but the big reveal comes at the very end, as he’s plunging a sword into Superman’s chest: “I destroyed the planet Krypton.”
 
If true, this is a major change to Superman’s origins, and immediately positions Rogol Zaar as one of the greatest existential threats in the Man of Steel’s rogues gallery. There’s no single act as fundamental to Superman’s whole deal as the destruction of Krypton, and to pin that on a single villain rather than some type of scientific mishap is a major status quo change. what’s more, it shows Bendis is not afraid to dramatically shake things up at DC as he so often did at Marvel.
 
Of course, there’s a lot yet to be revealed. Comics readers are understandably skeptical, and have plenty of reasons to not take a mysterious new bad guy at his word. The story continues on May 30 with the first issue of the six-part weekly miniseries Man of Steel, where Bendis will be joined by a variety of artists. Then his run on both the Superman and Action Comics ongoing series starts in July, with a new Superman #1 and Action #1001.
 
Something else apparent from Bendis and Lee’s Action Comics #1000 story: Bendis’ signature style that made him a fan-favorite hasn’t been lost in translation in the journey from Marvel to DC. The ground-level focus — the story is framed by two civilian women who witness Superman and Rogol Zaar’s fight on the streets of Metropolis — the idiosyncratic dialogue (“He doesn’t look like Superman without the shorts”), the self-aware callouts of comic book clichés (“In this language, I believe they call it stalling”); even in a short story, it’s pure Bendis.
 
Keep reading CBR for more on Action Comics #1000.
Edited: 6 days ago
4/25/13
Posts: 3516

Before you say I am overreacting look at the numbers.

I'll just say Bendis is a major example of what is wrong with comics. Current comic writers want to put their stamp on the characters they write for and make it how they think the characters should be. It is not about respecting the character and the history but they want to make sure to put their own interpretation on that character. Literally his first issue he has to start changing stuff up so just imagine in 10,20,30 issues from now. Look at the effects of Spider-Man and Iron Man because of him. The moment I heard he was writing Superman I stopped buying that comic.

Look if you want to create a character just go to image and start a new series. All of Marvels characters are shredded or are not even there anymore because of this type of writing. Now DC is allowing the same infection.

I can give numbers but comic sales are way down, people do not want this. Not only year to year but year to decade the sales are droping fast.

The reason it is dropping so fast is because of the people making the comic books. Literally the best selling movies in the world are comic book movies but you get none of that in comics. Best selling solo comic hero Iron Man who is a rich older white guy but in comics a 16 year old black female, Thor is a female oh wait it is finally Thor again after years but he has no hammer or asguard. Obviously the list could go on.

Right now it should be the best time for comics ever but hey lets keep writing our own stories and screw the characters.

I really want to support comic stores and the comic industry but it is getting hard.

 

6 days ago
3/7/05
Posts: 29536
Bendis is know for 'subverting expectations'? That is a polite way of putting it I suppose.

Ok, so this super villain destroyed Krypton, how did Jor El know it was going to happen with enough warning to make a rocket? Why did Jor El lie to the council over and over and tell them it was instability in the core? Why did Jor El never WARN his son about this guy? Maybe a note tucked into the rocket, 'Hey son, watch out for THIS guy.' would have been appropriate?

Once again the one thing Bendis subverts is LOGIC.
Edited: 6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 46081
Vindell - 

Before you say I am overreacting look at the numbers.

I'll just say Bendis is a major example of what is wrong with comics. Current comic writers want to put their stamp on the characters they write for and make it how they think the characters should be. It is not about respecting the character and the history but they want to make sure to put their own interpretation on that character. Literally his first issue he has to start changing stuff up so just imagine in 10,20,30 issues from now. Look at the effects of Spider-Man and Iron Man because of him. The moment I heard he was writing Superman I stopped buying that comic.

 

I mostly agree with this.  I write "mostly" because I can think of writers who don't do this, but it's still a very fair point to make.

 

6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 46082
BigWilliam - Bendis is know for 'subverting expectations'? That is a polite way of putting it I suppose.

Ok, so this super villain destroyed Krypton, how did Jor El know it was going to happen with enough warning to make a rocket? Why did Jor El lie to the council over and over and tell them it was instability in the core? Why did Jor El never WARN his son about this guy? Maybe a note tucked into the rocket, 'Hey son, watch out for THIS guy.' would have been appropriate?

Once again the one thing Bendis subverts is LOGIC.

Completely agree.

I expect fans of Bendis will say that Bendis will address these issues in the future, but my money is Bendis either doesn't, or his explanation doesn't make any sense.  (If I had to pick between these two options, I'm going to pick the latter)

 

6 days ago
4/25/13
Posts: 3517
paw -
Vindell - 

Before you say I am overreacting look at the numbers.

I'll just say Bendis is a major example of what is wrong with comics. Current comic writers want to put their stamp on the characters they write for and make it how they think the characters should be. It is not about respecting the character and the history but they want to make sure to put their own interpretation on that character. Literally his first issue he has to start changing stuff up so just imagine in 10,20,30 issues from now. Look at the effects of Spider-Man and Iron Man because of him. The moment I heard he was writing Superman I stopped buying that comic.

 

I mostly agree with this.  I write "mostly" because I can think of writers who don't do this, but it's still a very fair point to make.

 

I agree it is not all writers

6 days ago
3/7/05
Posts: 29537
Vindell - 
paw -
Vindell - 

Before you say I am overreacting look at the numbers.

I'll just say Bendis is a major example of what is wrong with comics. Current comic writers want to put their stamp on the characters they write for and make it how they think the characters should be. It is not about respecting the character and the history but they want to make sure to put their own interpretation on that character. Literally his first issue he has to start changing stuff up so just imagine in 10,20,30 issues from now. Look at the effects of Spider-Man and Iron Man because of him. The moment I heard he was writing Superman I stopped buying that comic.

 

I mostly agree with this.  I write "mostly" because I can think of writers who don't do this, but it's still a very fair point to make.

 

I agree it is not all writers


I have no problem with exploring issues and backgrounds more in depth and adding to them when it is done right. But yeah most of the time it's some hack just trying to get attention by dumping all over the existing continuity and heart of a character.
5 days ago
11/15/05
Posts: 4145

Sorry got back here late but yea that....

 

I'm not even a Superman fan but you can't just go and do things like this, how DC is allowing this or allowed king to completely change core things just blows my mind.

 

King actually made me quit buying Batman comics, something I never thought I'd do

5 days ago
3/7/05
Posts: 29541
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Sorry got back here late but yea that....

 

I'm not even a Superman fan but you can't just go and do things like this, how DC is allowing this or allowed king to completely change core things just blows my mind.

 

King actually made me quit buying Batman comics, something I never thought I'd do


Have not been reading Batman, what did King do with him?
4 days ago
8/20/16
Posts: 177

The entire thing is funny because DC is putting so much promotion into the idea that they "scored" the best writer in comics and they go with a story idea found throughout untalented fanfic: Krypton was actually destroyed by a supervillain who looks and sounds like Mongol/Darkseid/Doomsday (when he could talk)! Fantastic! Get that shit produced ASAP!

4 days ago
11/15/05
Posts: 4146
BigWilliam -
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Sorry got back here late but yea that....

 

I'm not even a Superman fan but you can't just go and do things like this, how DC is allowing this or allowed king to completely change core things just blows my mind.

 

King actually made me quit buying Batman comics, something I never thought I'd do


Have not been reading Batman, what did King do with him?

Stupid storyline wwhich involved time travel and Batman being too afraid to beat bane, made a young bruce attempt suicide, and proclaim I am sucide....stopped right there done

 

 

4 days ago
3/7/05
Posts: 29545
Silhouette - 
BigWilliam -
Silhouette - 

Sorry got back here late but yea that....

 

I'm not even a Superman fan but you can't just go and do things like this, how DC is allowing this or allowed king to completely change core things just blows my mind.

 

King actually made me quit buying Batman comics, something I never thought I'd do


Have not been reading Batman, what did King do with him?

Stupid storyline wwhich involved time travel and Batman being too afraid to beat bane, made a young bruce attempt suicide, and proclaim I am sucide....stopped right there done

 

 


I remember that panel! And I remember thinking, this is someone that absolutely does NOT understand Batman.