Contact Us

Brian Michael Bendis Looks Back At Microsoft And Marvel’s Canceled MMO

Once upon a time Marvel Comics had its own “City of Heroes” in its sights via Microsoft. The aim was to build a massive online world where players could take up superheroing in the mighty Marvel manner. Things didn’t quite work out the way they seem to have for DC and its upcoming “DC Universe Online,” but Marvel architect Brian Michael Bendis left with some memories according to a video interview with MTV Multiplayer.

“There were dozens of missions written, the Baxter Building was built, the X-Mansion was built, but yeah, it all just went away,” said Bendis.

Bendis went on to explain that the relative ease of project completion is part of why he ultimately prefers working in comics over feature films, video games and other more complicated media.

It’s a shame more of the Marvel title was never released to the public. It’d be really interesting to take a look under that hood. Oh well, maybe it’ll be declassified once the tech behind it is rendered obsolete.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!