The thing I notice about his writing is he takes an incredibly long time to get to the point with some things so whatever’s going on with Wonder Man we might not know what’s really happening with the character until Avengers Annual 1 where the story continues or we’ll be left hanging until he gets round to him again in the series.
That being said Wonder Man’s erratic behavior and the weirdness of his powers the few times he’s been in the Avengers titles before this annual is making me think he’s being controlled by Count Nefaria again.
Wondy struggling with his powers, his erratic behavior and anger towards the Avengers and then he forms a team with Atlas as one of its members. On top of this he went right for Ms. Marvel and spent the entire fight beating her up and the last time Nefaria was in the comics Ms Marvel was the one who beat the crap out of him.
All this combined with Bendis love of characters that manipulate/mind control people makes me think it will be Nefaria. Either that or he’ll retread the whole “Wonder Man is insane and has always been insane we just didn’t know it” gimmick like he’s been doing with the Scarlet Witch which will be a huge disappointment to me if he goes down that path.
I also hate that nothing has ever been brought up again about Wondy being blackmailed into joining the intitive.
That being said I do like seeing Simon leading a team and being successful at it. I just wish he wasn’t falling back into being a bad guy to do it.
: >>The only positive thing about the
: issue is Wondy looking like a effective
: leader and the team following his
: instructions. >>
: I have to agree with this. This is another
: story of Wonder Man's ionic nature getting
: him crazy, it has been done before the only
: new positive aspect is seeing him as a
: --Previous Message--
: Has anyone read this yet? I don't read any
: Avenger titles mainly because I don't like
: the writing style of Bendis. I picked this
: up only because I'm a Wonder Man fan. That
: being said after reading the issue I was
: reminded as to why I don't like Bendis
: writing. There was no character development
: for any of the Revengers or Avengers except
: for a few snide comments here and there.
: You would think that characters like Thing
: who is one of Wondy's best friends and
: Spider Man would try to reason with Wondy.
: Only Ms Marvel tried to talk to Wondy and
: get him to stop the assault. At the end you
: ask yourself what was the purpose of it all?
: Does Wondy expect the Avengers to just
: disband after all is said and done? The only
: positive thing about the issue is Wondy
: looking like a effective leader and the team
: following his instructions.
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