Brian Michael Bendis, the writer who for all these years has been the pillar of MU for more than15 years, has signed with DC Comics.
DC Comics made this announcement on Twitter Tuesday morning.
Here’s the official tweet:
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Brian Michael Bendis exclusively to the DC family with a multiyear, multi-faceted deal,” DC’s statement reads. “He’s one of the premier writers in the industry, having created so many unforgettable stories wherever he’s been and we can’t wait to see what he has planned for the DC Universe.”
Bendis had confirmed the news, retweeting DC Comics announcement.
“This is real,” Bendis tweeted. “I love you all. Change is good. Change is healthy. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations. Details to come! Stay tuned!”
Bendis is a recipient of multiple Eisner Awards. He had begun working at Marvel Comics in 2000, reimagining Peter Parker’s origin for a generation in Ultimate Spider-Man.
Bendis had then begun work on the main Marvel universe. He had created Jessica Jones in the Marvel MAX series Alias and had written a definitive run on Daredevil.
Bendis reshaped the Avengers, beginning with the “Avengers Disassembled” story, which had ended the Avengers series and disbanded the team. He had then launched New Avengers, a modern outlook on the Avengers with a roster that had included Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man, and the Sentry. This launch of New Avengers was considered risky at that time and helped bring the Avengers to a new level of popularity.
Bendis has written many Marvel’s marquee characters like the X-Men, Iron Man, and the Defenders. He has created some of Marvel’s most popular characters like Jessica Jones, Miles Morales, and Ironheart, and also has penned many of Marvel’s biggest events, like House of M, Secret Invasion, Siege, and Civil War II.
For a generation of comic book readers, Bendis has been the definition of Marvel Comics. His move to DC Comics will represent a seismic shift in this industry.