This week’s release brings Brian Michael Bendis’ 79-issue run in the X-Men comics to an end. He took over as lead writer in the X-Men franchise back in 2012, one of the shock changes in Marvel team line-ups in the aftermath of AvX. Heading up two books – All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men – it’s safe to say that Bendis transformed the shape of the X-Men landscape. But how did his run pan out?
Over the next few days, I’ll be exploring different aspects of the Brian Bendis era – first up:
The concept of the All-New X-Men had been bouncing around the X-offices for some time, and the ball fell into Bendis’ hands. He made this central to his pitch – All-New X-Men launched months before Uncanny X-Men, and all three of the X-Men crossovers in his run affected this team. It’s safe to say…
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