A comic book writer who has been synonymous with Marvel Comics throughout his career has jumped to the Distinguished Competition!
DC Comics announced in a tweet earlier today that writer Brian Michael Bendis, who was the main architect of the Ultimate Marvel universe at the turn of the 21st Century, has signed a multiyear deal with the publisher. It caused many to check their calendar to see if they had slept until April 1…
— DC (@DCComics) November 7, 2017
Bendis, who started as an illustrator for the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, has done notable works on The Avengers, Daredevil and Ultimate Spider-Man, while crafting universe-wide story arcs like House of M and Secret Invasion. He also created the very popular Powers comic book with Michael Avon Oeming at Image Comics, before moving the book to Marvel’s Icon imprint.
The writer didn’t let the tweet from DC sit, though, confirming it with one of his own, saying he was looking forward to some new experiences:
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
We’ll have to see what Bendis does with DC Comics, but surely we’ll be getting tons of announcements soon.