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Nerdist Podcast: Brian Michael Bendis
Episode 650: Nerdist Podcast
Brian Michael Bendis
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Nerdist Podcast: Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis chats with Chris and Matt about living in freezing Cleveland, starting his career in comic books, and teaching comic book writing. They also talk about the rise of comic book fandom and the new PlayStation original series Powers and his book Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels!

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  1. Cashprizes says:

    Bendi’s run on Avengers, starting with the Latveria centric Secret Wars, Avengers Disassembled, House of M, New Avengers, his Civil War tie-ins, All of his fantastic work on Secret Invasion, and following that up with Dark Reign. That’s probably my favorite whatever it was 6 years with comics, where I was constantly entertained and totally into 5-6 comics at a given time sharing story beats.
    I Was reading plenty of other stuff at the time, Walking Dead and Conan and Ultimates and Daredevil, but his run on the Avengers titles, basically shaping the MCU, was probably my favorite time reading comics, and I have been a regular buyer since like… 1988. I only stopped reading in the late nineties when everything sucked for awhile.

  2. Patty Marvel says:

    Oh, this is weird! I know a guy named Jared Bendis from CWRU and I seem to recall him talking about a relative who drew comics. I wonder if this is him!

  3. Vincent_S says:

    I’ve listened to this guy talk on a lot of podcasts. He never disappoints at being entertaining.

  4. Tronhoward says:

    BMB is the coolest. I love that he, Matt Fraction, and Greg Rucka all have dinner together every week.

  5. Nikki says:

    the story about the racism Brian experience in Tokyo…wow….had no idea. Has anyone heard of the “Hitler Kawaii” fashion/aesthetic movement that is popular in asia now…?

  6. Jason says:

    Awesome!  Never being a comic reader, found out about Brian through Ken Levine’s podcast. Him loving Powers got me to start reading on iPad then I was hooked, bought every issue.  Love it!  
    So great that he’s on the podcast!  
    If only that show was available outside of the USA, been so hyped for it!  If only there was a way for people outside of the USA to watch it hmm…..;)

    • Jason says:

      would like to add why doesn’t this have more comments and stuff?  Makes me sad.  My dad knows this podcast exists, he loves at midnight.  Even with 2 million followers on twitter, when chris sends a message out it still can’t get attention it deserves, its kinda hilarious.
      It makes me feel better about spending my whole life making music asking my closest friends to listen to it and they can’t find the time in years of their own life to find time to listen to one song and tell me what they feel.  
      Am I just mental or something, are there just a few of us that really care, and the sheeple that the crab people talk about are really true?  

  7. Otrakei says:

    I don’t know where else to put this, but here it is. You might want to find some way to update your google search listing because the first link that comes up is a page not found link, ( I assume you changed the link for the nerdist podcast recently.

  8. Wes says:

    Awesome. Love most of this man’s work, only a few lacking issues here and there. Glad to hear him being so enthusiastic.

  9. ThisGuyRightHere says:

    I think Kyle made a great Green Lantern

  10. klue says:

    Finally a guest from my crappy frozen neck of the woods. Not a whole lot of us go off and do things; we mostly just gaurd the giant ice wall.