Boys and girls, meet Gamora…
Guardians of the Galaxy #9
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Wonder Woman | Brandon Peterson
Superman Unchained #4 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair
Superman Unchained #6 variant cover by Joe Jusko and Dave Johnson (after Action Comics #153)
Inhumanity: Medusa #1 cover art by Nick Bradshaw
Rom by George Perez, colours by Tom Smith.
This is not the final cover BUT my book on writing is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
I think anybody following this blog will eat it up with a spoon. you will hear more about it as the months go on but this is not a how to write like ME book this is my thoughts along with dozens of my fellow creators sharing with you their philosophies and secrets.
the editors Roundtable chapter is worth the price of admission alone
Anonymous asked: Dear Mr. Bendis, I have an English teacher that has criticized genre fiction feeling it's something geared for younger audience and because of that in class we all read dramatic and personal literature. She's criticized contemporary prose, feeling that readers now don't want to do the work and because of that books are becoming dumber and lazier. You're also an English teacher, do you share the same beliefs?
Obviously I do not share the same beliefs. that sounds ridiculous.
but forget the mountains of evidence that does not support this claim, when I was a student and as a teacher it frustrates me when teachers use their pulpit to try to limit their students desires and imaginations.
when somebody stands in front of a room and criticizes something like contemporary prose all I think is: so they rejected your manuscript
it doesn’t matter what I as a teacher like or don’t like, it’s what inspires my students. it is my job to use their passions to make them better at whatever I’m teaching.
for example, almost every semester I have taught has included students who have a deep love for deep down hard-core manga that I have just not experienced yet. titles I’ve never even heard of and I know some stuff. titles at 1st glance seem like pixies and fairy dust stuff which doesn’t at face value really appeal to me… I would never stand in their way of applying this passion towards their own work. in fact, opposite.