Here’s the solicitation for New Avengers Annual #3:
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Mike Mayhew
COVER: Mike Mayhew
Clint Barton is in custody and that leaves not only Barton’s life in severe jeopardy but all the New Avengers are at serious risk. So the ladies of the Avengers band together to do what they have to do in a double-sized blockbuster Avengers story with a startling new chapter in the life of Jessica Jones. Brought to you by Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Mike Mayhew. Rated T
Is there anyone more qualified to tell this story? I think not. Fanboys love, and I mean LOVE, the way Bendis portrays females in his comics. Nobody has proven time and time again how much respect they have for women characters in comics more than Brian Michael Bendis.
Unfortunately, I’m pretty certain Bendis will continue showing us exactly what he thinks of the female characters of the Marvel Universe in the most unacceptable of ways. If he should somehow be able to keep his fanboy fantasies out of the script for this issue it will still not make up for all of his past transgressions. I’m sure that it will just mean that his editors are just growing tired of his misogyny. But who am I kidding. Marvel’s editors have never had the audacity to tell Bendis what is and is not acceptable and I really don’t think they will be starting now. It seems that the “boys club” mentality will always reign supreme at Marvel and the industry is worse because of it.