Word Balloon Podcast

Word Balloon Podcast Brian Bendis Live At NYCC 2010

Show Notes

On this episode of Word Ballon, Brian Michael Bendis goes into detail about all of his NYCC announcements of current and future projects with Marvel and ICON.

In a full disclosure discussion we had prior to the convention, you’ll hear all about Takio, the new creator owned all ages project from Bendis and Mike Oeming, how Brian's daughter played an important role in creating the concept, and how it will impact future arcs of their other creator owned series Powers.

We also discuss, Bendis’ new reboot of Moon Knight with Alex Maleev, all of Brian’s Avengers books, as well as a preview of the next arcs in New Avengers and Avengers, the joy of working with Alan Davis on the well received Avengers Prime, and welcoming artist Sara Pichelli who will alternate arcs with David LaFuente on Ultimate Spider-Man.

Then we cut to a brief floor conversation from last Friday at the NY con with talk about the ICON book Scarlet, the 150th issue plans for Ultimate Spider-Man, and next year's Avengers annuals, which will have a linking storyline. Bendis also teases a 2011 Avengers story drawn by Brian Hitch.


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  1. Hey, all right.  Thanks a lot, John.

  2. WTF¿? Bendis blew his series! Ultimate Mistery #4 is not coming out til the 27th. Did John screw up?

  3. Dear Mr Siunres,
    Why are you so awesome?

  4. I thought the reveal was in Ult Mystery 3 . Regardless I released this when brian wanted it out.

  5. Thanks Jupiter.

  6. @wordbaloon you’re right. I’m sorry. I screw up. didn’t get my copy of Ultimate mystery #3. =(

  7. Great interview John, as always. You never dissapoint.  It sounds like Brian is about to spread himself really thin.

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