The Bendis Tapes Part 3

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On this edition of the podcast, more questions answered by Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis as we continue to discuss his runs on the Avenger titles, Ultimate Spider-Man , his creator owned properties and more. In this part, you’ll hear more background on the first chapter of the Oral History Of The Avengers, Why the Next Avengers were chosen for their role in the first Avengers Arc, Comparisons of the Scarlet Witch and The Sentry’s mental breakdowns, which hero was let down more by their compatriots?  The continuing discussion of the $3.99 monthly comic book price. Movie talk about Spider-Man 4 ,  and an offer from Warner Bros to write the Flash movie? Pranks played on DC creators at Con Panels , and another healthy dose of pop culture talk.

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2 responses to “The Bendis Tapes Part 3

  1. I’m not quite done the podcast, but great as always.

    Just one nitpick, or clarification or argument in regards to the iPad. Most of the push back against moving to HTML5 has been from media companies (NBC and Hulu for example) and not tech companies. Google, Microsoft and Apple normally can’t all agree on anything, but they’ve all signaled that they’ll soon be supporting HTML5 if they aren’t already.

    In regards to Android vs. iPhone the Android has a few advantages in building a customer base, notably that it’s available of every (major) cellular carrier in the US (including Verizon) and it comes in on a crap load of different phones from the cheap free phones to the $299+ phones.

    I definitely think it makes sense for companies like Comixology to port their apps to Android. However here Apple does have an advantage. They’ve got a well developed developer community, and the ability to handle app sales and in-app purchases for developers. That way Comixology/Marvel doesn’t have to worry about learning the ins-and-outs of Icelandic tax law because Apple takes care of all that.

    The potential is there for the Android Market to grow that way, but from what I’ve heard from the developers I’ve talked to it’s just not there yet. I actually just wrote about this, from a Vancouver perspective (http://www.straight.com/article-327680/vancouver/vancouver-app-developers-seize-ipad-opportunity) and talked to developers sized from small startups to a company that worked on HBO’s app as well as WB’s Batman app, and the small ones were ignoring Android while the larger ones were taking a wait-and-see approach.

    But most companies, Marvel and DC included, will go where the money is as you said.

  2. I have no fore knowledge, but I imagine all of the digital comic markets are developing android apps

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