Off Panel #127: Emergency Bendiscast with Oliver Sava

It’s emergency podcast time, as I just had to address the big news about writer Brian Michael Bendis leaving Marvel to sign exclusively with DC Comics. To do that, the AV Club’s Oliver Sava joins the show, as we discuss how shocking the news was, what makes it so stunning, what books we’d most want to see him to take over at DC, what the deal means for DC, Bendis’s ability to lure for other creatives, Marvel’s other loss on the day, what losing Bendis means for Marvel, the silver lining of losing Bendis for Marvel, Marvel’s need for a new architect, Hickman’s reaction to all this, whether the next generation of superhero writers will be interested in shared universe stories, DC’s momentum, and more.

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Header image is a picture of Brian Michael Bendis from Late Night with Seth Meyers. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.