In addition to creating those characters, Bendis has had a hand in crafting stories for many of Marvel's household names. The writers, artists, editors and creative team on the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic that inspired the Disney multi-billion dollar franchise were fired, and Bendis took over. Wow.
The comics industry was rocked today with news that Marvel Comics writer stalwart Brian Michael Bendis was moving to DC Comics via an exclusivity deal.
Bendis confirmed the news saying, "This is real". On top of that, it has been announced that Bendis is joining DC Comics. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations. "We appreciate his creativity and professionalism, and we wish him the best on his future projects". "Details to come! Stay tuned!" he continued.
Brian Michael Bendis has always been among the chief writers at Marvel Comics having created some of the most popular 21st century characters, including Jessica Jones, Miles Morales the Ultimate Spider-Man, and Riri Williams, aka Ironheart.
Although critical reaction to Bendis' work has had swings - he was the writer behind the recent, miserable crossover event Civil War II - Bendis is a crucial writer behind several major books at Marvel at the moment, including Spider-Man, Invincible Iron Man (where he created and shepherded in Riri Williams, the young black MIT student now standing in for Tony Stark as the Iron Avenger), The Defenders, and Jessica Jones. And in the increasingly important world of TV and film, Marvel has comfortably outpaced DC on both the big and small screen-Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Logan, Deadpool, Jessica Jones, and on and on. No indication was given as to when he will depart those titles or when he will start work at DC.
What DC characters would you like to see Brian Michael Bendis write?