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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I am Optimistic And Still Unable to Title Posts

I admit, I'm not always the biggest Bendis fan, and while I'm enjoying the All-New X-Men so far, I'm a little leery of the fact that Hank's trying to pin the entire mutant apocalypse on Scott...

But this interview makes me very optimistic.

I like his perspective on where Cyclops is now.  I particularly like the point about how regular society (the non-heroes, or non-heroic mutants particularly) would see Cyclops.  I never really thought of that, but it must look very strange to them.  Especially to people who may have just discovered mutant abilities only to see one of the most prominent leaders suddenly jailed away.

I think there's something about Cyclops as a character that I think a lot of writers tap into.  Not necessarily the same part, granted, but enough to make an interesting, compatible, cohesive whole.  Even Chuck Austen, whose run on X-Men was...problematic, managed to give us a really strong Cyclops.   His unwavering support of Alex through the entire Alex-Annie-Lorna mess, his sympathy toward Annie and Lorna, and his utter lack of ability to communicate any of this in a healthy and sane manner is the highlight of an otherwise awful storyline.

I actually like a lot of Bendis's work, so I'm optimistic.  (Especially since he doesn't seem to share Hank's opinion of events.)

I think Hank is a lying liar.  :-)  But I'm definitely sticking with the story.  I want to see where it goes.


  • At December 05, 2012 2:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Read the interview with Bendis. I'm a bit excited for the storyline now, myself.

  • At December 05, 2012 10:12 PM, Blogger Seangreyson said…

    I really have loved Bendis on Ultimate Spider-man...I've been kind of iffy on him on the Avengers...but this interview does make me a little more hopeful for where this is going to go.

    Like you, the whole line about the public perception is important because that was one of the things that bugged me the most about AvX. It's kind of hard to believe everyone just thought he was evil because something something.

    I was going to buy the story anyway since Cyclops is my favorite character, but I was planning to keep grumbling and complaining while I did (even if it was good).

    Now I'm hopefull...oh god Bendis is doing this just to mess with me isn't he. The next issue is going to be Cyclops murdering a basket of puppies...

  • At December 06, 2012 10:58 AM, Blogger CalvinPitt said…

    I'm no Cyclops fan, but even I don't understand Hank's line about Cyke bringing about a mutant apocalypse.

    Is there any possibility it's actually Dark Beast? He's roaming around somewhere, isn't he?

  • At December 12, 2012 5:09 AM, Blogger Rae said…

    So far, I've been pretty badly underwhelmed with Bendis's Cyclops. The interview leaves me marginally more optimistic--but the character he describes in there hasn't really come across in the comics.

    TL;DR: Interview convinced me that Bendis *gets* Cyclops. Still not sure he can *write* Cyclops.


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