MARVEL Comments on BENDIS' DC Departure (& Reveals How Much They Knew Beforehand)

MARVEL Comments on BENDIS' DC Departure (& Reveals How Much They Knew Beforehand)

MARVEL Comments on BENDIS' DC Departure (& Reveals How Much They Knew Beforehand)

During his time with Marvel, Bendis has co-created a number of fan-favorite characters including Miles Morales, the young black and Latino Spider-Man (with Sara Pichelli), and Jessica Jones, the superhero-turned private investigator (with Michael Gaydos).

In one hell of a set of Tweets this morning 15-year Marvel writer vet Brian Michael Bendis leaves Marvel for rival publisher DC Comics.

Marvel tells Newsarama that the company was aware that Bendis would not be renewing his long-held exclusive with them (last signed back in 2015), and had signed a deal with DC.

Bendis confirmed the news shortly after, saying "change is good".

It will be interesting to see who will be replacing Bendis in the four titles he is now writing and when they will come. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations. "This is real", Mr. Bendis wrote on Twitter.

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.

From the major changes to the fabric of the Marvel universe to the small character decisions that take them in new directions for years to come, you can bet Bendis has had a say in most of it for this entire century.

Bendis has been writing for Marverl for nearly 18 years, with titles like Ultimate Spider-Man, House of M, Daredevil, and Secret Invasion.

The news that Bendis, who has critically-acclaimed stints on Daredevil, Spider-Man and Alias to his name, is leaving will no doubt be encouraging for DC fans. We wish him luck in his future endeavors and, like DC, can't wait to see what he can do with a fresh slate of characters.

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