Brian Michael Bendis is a name nearly synonymous with Marvel Comics. 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", DC wrote in a statement on its official twitter account.
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. "He's one of the premier writers in the industry having created so many stories wherever he's been and we can't wait to see what he has planned for the DC Universe".
Bendis confirmed the news shortly after, saying "change is good". Ultimate Spider-Man was such a success that it launched an entire imprint at Marvel. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations.
It will be interesting to see who will be replacing Bendis in the four titles he is now writing and when they will come.
Bendis started his run at Marvel in 2000 with Ultimate Spider-Man, the start of a 111-issue run alongside artist Mark Bagley.
Speaking of Spider-Man, fans are aware that no other writer has written the solo adventures of the Miles Morales aside from Bendis, so it will be interesting to see who replaces him.
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. "We appreciate his creativity and professionalism, and we wish him the best on his future projects".