Bendis will leave Avengers in 2012 Feb 16, 2012 5:58:53 GMT -5
Post by humanbelly on Feb 16, 2012 5:58:53 GMT -5
Well, I feel- oh golly- that it's still not quite, quite, quite an accurate description. Being a talentless hack would almost be more forgivable. And perhaps less sad.
I think it may be possible to compare him to William Shatner, of all folks. Like Bill, BMB showed unquestionable talent and charisma early in his career, and had a remarkably quick rise to success and had high acclaim and wide recognition among his fan base. He then seems to have fallen in love with his own legend, lost his muse (without ever being aware of it), and fallen into the practice of relying on earlier innovations as his "bag of tricks", apparently thinking that it would assuredly guarantee his continued success and justify his fame. That can then can spiral to an almost Nixon-esque mindset of, "If I do it, then it must be good." Which is simply the DEATH of any legitimate artist/writer/actor/musician, etc.
At some level, BMB MUST realize this is where he's at. He may even be working his behind off, trying to recapture what he knows he's let slip away-- but that's only flailing at this point. I mean-- killing off Peter Parker?? Can any level of desperation justify that? No, he's out of solid original ideas-- possibly has been for years now-- and never had an adequate grasp of the source material (Avengers-wise) to be properly inspired to come up with new ones. Honestly, I feel like he must wake up at night in desperation-- wondering when it's all going to collapse. On a human, professional level, I do feel kind of bad for the situation he's gotten himself into.
Mind you, this does pretty much make him a "hack" at this point. At least in my book. But I'd still tend to grant him the "talent". He just doesn't access it anymore. . .
Ha! Who says this isn't the Marvel Age of Long-Winded Hair-Splitting, eh?
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