More Info on The Siege (SPOILERS)
More info on Marvel's next big event under the cut along with three scans.
Bendis Reveals More Siege Details Marvel's architect reveals artist and length of 2010 event. by Richard George
October 7, 2009 - Dark Reign might not be over, but we're starting to get an idea where Marvel Comics is headed in 2010. Last month's solicit information for December 2009 revealed that an event called "Siege" was coming. Last night on G4, writer Brian Bendis revealed some significant details about the storyline.
Siege seems to kick off in a similar fashion to Dark Reign, with a one-shot special, called Siege: The Cabal, arriving at the tail end of this year. But what about the event proper? Bendis confirmed that a core four issue mini-series will be the spine of the Avengers franchise event. Bendis will be writing the title with Olivier Coipel on art.
The longtime Avengers writer was fairly cryptic on details save for one piece of information - the Avengers are reforming. "[Siege] is not only the end of this Dark Reign storyline we've been telling with Norman Osborn running the world, but it's a seismic shift in the Avengers books," Bendis told G4 reporter Blair Butler. "It's just as big as when we did [Avengers: Disassembled] and New Avengers. It's a very big shift. It's basically what would happen in the Marvel Universe that would unite characters that have literally not been on the same team or same side for, believe it or not, almost over ten years. Thor, Iron Man and Cap have not been in the same room doing the same thing since way before I was on the book.
I'm really hoping Bendis won't just sweep Tony's crimes under the rug but I have my doubts. And Bendis provides more evidence that he doesn't pay attention to anything other then his own work since the Big Three were last together during a tie-in to Disassembled whihc was only five years ago when he was writing the event. For legality here are three pages from that last meeting.
And then Thor went to sleep for a few years, Tony cloned him and Cap was shot before he woke up.