In a stunning move that will affect the comic industry for years to come, Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed his departure from Marvel Comics. He also co-created a number of major characters, including Jessica Jones and Miles Morales. And now he's jumped ship to DC.
"We are beyond thrilled to welcome Brian Michael Bendis exclusively to the DC family with a multiyear, multi-faceted deal", the statement reads.
The writer followed up with his own brief statement, promising more details about just what he'll be working on at DC will be coming soon.
Bendis responded to the news DC Comics announced this morning.
Bendis later retweeted the announcement, confirming it is real and not some nefarious plot by the Anti-Monitor.
While he had worked with DC characters before (see the 2007 collection Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume 2), Bendis has long become synonymous with the Marvel universe. A Marvel spokesperson thanked Bendis for his tenure with the company and wished him luck with his future projects. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations.
Bendis is the recipient of multiple Eisner Awards and began his work at Marvel in 2000 with his popular work on Ultimate Spider-Man which helped Marvel launch, the recently defunct "Ultimate" universe. Some of note though include Powers, New Avengers, Daredevil, Alias, Jinx, House of M, Secret Invasion, Spider-Woman and All-New X-MenHe also was lead writer on a few video games for Marvel, including Activision's Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel Heroes, and an Avengers game that never saw release.
Neither DC nor Bendis have announced what titles he will be working on for the home of Superman, or when we can expect to see his first works.