Brian Michael Bendis Leaves Marvel for DC Comics

He co-created the "Ultimate Spider-Man" which ushered in the now-destroyed Ultimate Marvel Universe with modern incarnations of familiar characters.

DC Comics announced today that Brian Michael Bendis has signed a "multilayered" exclusive deal with them.

"We are beyond thrilled to welcome Brian Michael Bendis exclusively to the DC Family with a multiyear, multi-faceted deal", DC announced on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Bendis has written for DC once in the past-contributing a Batman story to the 2007 collection Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume 2-but this is arguably less about Bendis getting the opportunity to work with a whole universe of characters he's never worked with before, and more about Marvel losing one of its biggest and most important writers.

Regardless, Bendis is a prolific and inventive writer - not just in comics and animated series (Spider-Man), but screenplays and games too.

With such deep ties to Marvel, Bendis' move may seem surprising, but the Eisner Award-winning writer confirmed his move in a tweet.

Bendis also commented on the switch on Twitter writing, "This is real". I am bursting with ideas and inspiriations.

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.

Outside of his work on Ultimate Spider-Man, Bendis is behind an innumerable amount of iconic comics for Marvel. "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.

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.

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