Brian Michael Bendis Joins DC in an Exclusive Deal

If you had bets as to announcements that were going to get dropped today, I doubt this is one you’d expect. DC Comics has announced they have signed an EXCLUSIVE contract with Brian Michael Bendis, a creator who is widely considered one of the chief architects for Marvel Comics over the past decade+.

The “multi-year, multi-faceted” deal was announced this morning by the comics publisher.

Bendis responded with:

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!

Bendis was recently a part of Marvel’s Marvel Legacy push writing Jessica Jones, The Defenders, Invincible Iron Man, and Spider-Man. It is assumed this will begin after his arcs on those series wrap up. In 2015 Bendis signed an exclusive deal with Marvel. On top of Powers, Bendis is known for his extensive run on Ultimate Spider-Man, the creation of Miles Morales, and has written every major character for the company in some way. His work with them goes back to 2000 with them.