Brian Michael Bendis, the writer who has been a pivotal part of the Marvel Universe for over 15 years, has signed exclusively with DC Comics. DC Comics made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday morning. The statement read:
“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.”
Here is the official Tweet:
— DC (@DCComics) November 7, 2017
Bendis then confirmed the massive news, retweeting the announcement, and adding his own statement:
“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!”
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
Bendis began his tenure at Marvel Comics in 2000, reimagining Peter Parker’s origin story in ‘Ultimate Spider-Man.’ He then went on to create the character Jessica Jones in the Marvel MAX series ‘Alias’ and wrote a definitive run on ‘Daredevil.’
Bendis also had a hand in redesigning the Avengers, beginning with the ‘Avengers Disassembled’ story, which effectively disbanded the traditional team. He then launched ‘New Avengers,’ a modern take on the squad with Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man, and the Sentry. The launch of ‘New Avengers,’ helped bring the Avengers to a new level of popularity not seen before.
Since then, Bendis has written most of Marvel’s big hitters, including the X-Men, Iron Man, and the Defenders. For an entire generation of comic book readers, Bendis has been the definition of Marvel Comics. His move to DC Comics will have resounding effects on the comic book world.