Word Balloon Podcast – The Bendis Tapes Part 3

On this edition of the podcast, more questions answered by Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis as we continue to discuss his runs on the Avenger titles, Ultimate Spider-Man , his creator owned properties and more. In this part, you'll hear more background on the first chapter of the Oral History Of The Avengers, Why the Next Avengers were chosen for their role in the first Avengers Arc, Comparisons of the Scarlet Witch and The Sentry's mental breakdowns; which hero was let down more by their compatriots?  We continue the discussion of the $3.99 monthly comic book price, movie talk about Spider-Man 4, and an offer from Warner Bros to write the Flash movie? We've got pranks played on DC creators at Con Panels, and another healthy dose of pop culture talk.

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  1. Love the end.  Awesome.  Wouldn’t have had it any other way.

     As always, thanks John!

  2. I downloaded this from the blog (habit) and will listen while jogging. There you go John. You entertain me and keep me fit. You’re the best!

  3. Can’t wait to start listening to this during my afternoon run. Always appreciate your interviews, John. Keep it up!

  4. I love how LONG these podcasts are.  Really makes the work day go by quicker.  Good job, John, and you better get Bendis back for what he did at the end.  The words that come to mind are "tire iron" and "chloroform" 🙂

  5. thanks guys ! we’re only half way through the q’s. 

  6. I think Brian is getting back at John for keeping him up till early morning last time HAHA!

  7. it’s the other way around, bendis is on the west coast, in 2 hrs ahead of him. plus he’s the one who works all night, and sleeps during the day

  8. Great, as always. Thanks to you both. Classic ending to another classic episode.

  9. The answer about failing Sentry vs. Scarlet Witch, in that it was a bigger deal to fail Wanda because she was a part of the family sort of contradicts what Fallen Sun was trying to tell us. It suggests that Bob was part of the family all along as well. So there’s that.