For years, Brian Michael Bendis has been one of the biggest and best-known writers of Marvel Comics. The author helped create Miles Morales and Jessica Jones and has spent years writing them and other iconic Marvel characters like Iron Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and more. And now he’s jumped ship to DC.
The announcement was made by DC Comics via their official Twitter account: “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Brian Michael Bendis exclusively to the DC family with a multiyear, multifaceted deal.”
— DC (@DCComics) November 7, 2017
Bendis confirmed the news on social media, “This is real. I love you all. Change is good. Change is healthy.”
Bendis also wrote Ultimate Spider-Man, which was a new take on Peter Parker. This eventually led to the creation of Miles Morales, a black Hispanic teen who became the web-slinging superhero. The comics were adapted into an animated series on Disney XD. This was also written by Bendis. He also co-created the police procedural comic book series, Powers with Michael Avon Oeming. It was adapted for TV as the PlayStation network’s first original scripted program starring Sharlto Copley.
Bendis has written for DC once in the past—contributing a Batman story to the 2007 collection Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume 2—but this is arguably less about Bendis getting the opportunity to work with a whole universe of characters he’s never worked with before, and more about Marvel losing one of its biggest and most important writers.
This is real. I love you all. Change is good. Change is healthy. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations. Details to come! Stay tuned! https://t.co/S1x5JDmGTt
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) November 7, 2017