In what can be seen as a colossal shift in the comic book world, DC Comics has announced that long-time Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis has been signed exclusively to the Distinguished Competition.
DC Entertainment President and Cheif Creative Officer Geoff Johns also took to twitter saying that he was, "Very excited to have my friend @BRIANMBENDIS over at @DCComics - Cannot wait to finally do something together, pal!"
Brian Michael Bendis, the superstar writer known for seemingly endless runs as chief writer of titles like Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers, is making a big change. Ultimate Spider-Man was such a success that it launched an entire imprint at Marvel.
The five-time Eisner victor was instrumental in crafting Marvel's Ultimate Universe and has penned some of the most well-known story arcs of the modern age including Secret War, House of M, and Age of Ultron, just to name a few. "Change is good. Change is healthy". With Bendis on his way to greener (or more lucrative) pastures, that's a hell of a blow to Marvel as they scramble to find replacement writers for Jessica Jones, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Defenders, Spider-Man, Spider-Men II, Invincible Iron Man and Infamous Iron Man. Marvel, you have my phone number. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations.
Snagging perhaps Marvel's biggest comic writer may possibly help DC start closing the gap. "Details to come! Stay tuned!" he continued. "We appreciate his creativity and professionalism, and we wish him the best on his future projects".
Bendis has been writing for Marverl for nearly 18 years, with titles like Ultimate Spider-Man, House of M, Daredevil, and Secret Invasion. This is an interesting announcement given that he is now writing Invincible Iron Man, Spider-Man II, Jessica Jones, and Defenders for Marvel.
No official word as to when Bendis' career over at DC Comics is set to begin, or what properties he's hoping to tackle upon getting there.