Comic superhero crossovers have never looked better than in the hands of writer-artist Brian Michael Bendis, whose version of The Avengers is about to hit the big screen.
Playing god is much more fun when you’re playing with an actual universe. The universe Brian Michael Bendis plays god with even has gods in it, which can get terminologically complicated. One of the gods Bendis plays god with is shortly going to be appearing onscreen in The Avengers, although it’s unlikely the film’s other characters will believe he’s a god: they’ll think he’s just playing a god. This god will be played by the actor Chris Hemsworth.
Bendis, however, gets to play god in the more significant, strictly metaphorical sense, which is one of the major reasons ...
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