Bendis Ending His ‘Avengers’ Run Next Year, Comparing It To ‘Breaking Bad’. Words. Bold.

When Brian Marvel Bendis began his run on Avengers, he was the Apple of my Comics Eye. These days I’ve cast aside his nineteen Avengers titles, convinced that he’s spread too thin. Too many witty quips to pen. Too many cute repartees. Bendis may be sensing the same thing, and he’s going to wrap-up his eight fucking year ┬árun next year. Jesus I feel old. He’s ending it, and man he’s making claims.


And not only will 2012 will be a particularly big year for Marvel’s top-billed super team, it will also mark Bendis’ last year working on the Avengers titles. The writer began crafting the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in 2004, and after eight years, he’s finally ready to bring his run to an end.

“I’m going to wrap up ‘Avengers’ and ‘New Avengers.’ At the same time the first storyline of ‘Avengers Assemble’ will be done,” Bendis told CBR. “It’s a good time to move on to other things. Before I go, though, I’m ending things big. I’m in countdown mode. You know when you’re watching a show like ‘Breaking Bad,’ and every episode feels like the second to last episode? That’s where I’m at. I’ve been on the Avengers longer than anybody in the history of the book. When you take everything into account, I’ve written over 200 issues. I’m very, very proud of that, and what we have coming up this summer gives me the opportunity to go out on a high note. I know enough about showbiz to know that’s a great time to go.”

Bendis is an excellent writer. I believe this.I believe it in my soul. His old school runs on Sam and Twitch (yes), Ultimate Spidey, his current Miles Morales awesomeness, his work on Daredevil, his work on Scarlet (at first). All of this confirms dude has chops. I may have drifted away from his Avengers riffing for the past…three or so years, but I’ll buck up to see how he’s finishing off putting his stamp on the franchise. Franchises. Many Avengers franchises.