I'm a huge Miles Morales fan, but I was wondering why, if he has the power of invisibility, he doesn't just stay in that mode all the time while doing superheroics. Is there a time limit to it or does it require too much concentration or something? Apologies if this question was already answered elsewhere.
he doesn’t turn invisible. he camouflages like some spider’s do. it seems invisible but he is blending. and he’s not in total control of it.
This is a question I see LeBron James getting asked constantly, and well in honor of his rightful Championship and finally quieting the crowd I decided to ask you something along the same: Bendis, obviously you’ve dealt with so much criticism over the last couple of years. When you’re getting criticized for what’s happening in your stories, does that bother you? Does it affect you're writing? (BTW If you ever have a Decision special in which take you're talents to DC...I'd follow you!)
It’s a very complicated sociological thing. as a writer you have to realize that you will never ever ever make everybody happy. as much as you want to make people happy it is virtually impossible. there is nothing in the world that is universally beloved. just this week I saw people online dumping on watchmen, Scorcese, and Pixar. I’m not saying that I am any of those things but that alone frees you. you realize that all you have to do is write pure. keep it as simple as write something that you would want to buy. and I believe that if you do this people will find you. that is exactly how people found me. word got around that I was at least trying to do something of value.
because as a person as a writer you are by definition someone who studies humanity, so you are very aware that people hate on things for a number of reasons. and the possibility of me sucking is only one of a dozen. most writers know when they kicked butt and when they sucked and no one praising them or damning them is going to make them feel any better or worse about it. I have been applauded for things I can’t stand and I have been shit on for things that I’m truly proud of.
then there is the fact that I desperately crave a compliment but an absolutely ill-prepared to take one. I found myself more comfortable with people taking me to task. so as much as I crave a complement I don’t know what to do when I get one. and I find the fact that I drive some people insane somewhat funny.
What do you think of the tone set in Mark Waid's Daredevil run as oppose to your run and would you ever come back to Daredevil?
I quite love it and look forward to losing the Eisner to them. as far as coming back to daredevil I am happy to say that I have a very special daredevil miniseries coming out in a few months called daredevil: end of days. it has been in production for years. and is cowritten by me and my dear friend David Mack. with art by a Who’s Who of the best daredevil artists bill s, Klaus Jansen, David Mack and Alex Maleev.
it is the opposite in tone to what is going on in daredevil as you could possibly imagine. super super super dark
With the death of Peter Parker and the departure of Kitty, Bobby and Johnny from their high school in the Ultimate Universe, will we ever see Lana Baumgartner again? It seems like her involvement with all of those characters was just beginning, and it would be a shame if the effort of setting her up to exist beyond her initial appearance was wasted.
she will appear in the life of miles morales very soon!
I've just read the first 3 ultimate collections of Ultimate Spider-man (up to the first Venom story), my brothers (8+10) love it as much as I do. This leads me to ask the all important question - who would win in a fight? Indiana Jones or Sherlock Holmes????
Indiana Jones. always Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones would beat up batman, Indiana Jones would kick thanos’ ass. Indiana Jones would beat galactus with silver surfer’s surf board!
Is Avengers Assemble cannon? If so, how are you going to deal with the fact that Thanos and Star-Lord were last seen in the Cancerverse? (Unless you've addressed this in there, cause I haven't read it yet.) Also, if they got out, how about giving me back Richard Ryder?
100 percent cannon. all will be answered and revealed in story
I heard you're not a fan of Batman, is this true? Why?
no. i love batman, if it wasn’t for batman we wouldn’t appreciate how truly cool spider-man and daredevil and moon knight and rocket raccoon and squirrel girl and howard the duck and buckaroo banzai and indiana jones and abed and jason bourne and all the Avengers, x-men, fantastic four, defenders, champions, the order, the monkees and night wing truly are. :)
I sent you a message on accident instead of asking a question. But I was going to ask, what advice do you have for an aspiring writer? I write short stories, and screen plays for fun, but I'm also fascinated in properly writing a comic book. I write one right now, but I don't know if it is in the correct "format". And yeah, thanks for kicking ass.
write what you like and write everyday. read as many comics scripts as you can get your hands on.
Why you still hate the Vision?You killed him once and now you bring him back to do nothing!!New readers must know him and his true powers better!He was one of the best and now is like a little puppet!You have any plans for him or you will leave it to the next writer??
Are you really Brian Michael Bendis? Coz if you are, I hope you read this and you probably really get this a loooooot. But you are my freakin' idol when it comes to comic books. You're like The Quentin Tarantino for the comic book world. Good job and please don't stop making amazing stories.
hey i just wanted to say that I have been a big fan of Moon Knight for the last 4 years now i have collected all the comics of his for the last 4 years and i just wanted to say thank for doing such a kick ass job on him! at first i was skeptical about his spidey/wolv/cap personas but i wasn't going to abandon it, and i was very amazed with the road you took him down. it was such a rush at the end there the beat down he gave was awesome thank you for such a great ending
You can answer this privately if you'd like. I know you've had books published under Marvel's ICON banner. Would you recommend other creators, such as fellow Marvel writer Jonathan Hickman to publish under ICON, or is another creator-owned company like Image a better idea to get creator-owned books published?
What are some of your biggest influences? I'd like to know who inspired you in both comics and prose. Theatre/Film too, because I can tell in your dialogues that witty banter and quick conversations are very common.
in comics, chaykin, simonson, miller, moore, kirby, lee…
authors: richard price, woody allen
tv film: sorkin, mamet, david koepp, kenneth logergan,
I read the first volume of the new Ultimate Spider-Man with Miles earlier today. Probably my favorite character to have been created in the last decade of comics. How long did it take you to think up the Morales family and Ganke? Did you base them off of people you actually know?
a couple of years. on and off. we knew we had to really get it right.
Couldn't get Scarlet at my local comic shop (All-Star Comics, Melbourne, Australia) but I did get Moon Knight vol. 2. Awesome ending, shame to see it end though, I really like Moon Knight and wish it could have been an ongoing series. Ah well, what can you do?
you can always get scarlet through amazon or comixology.