Today begins a new era in modern comic books as one of the most prolific creators of the modern era jumps ship to the distinguished competition. ( DC Comics )
Writer Brian Michael Bendis posted to social media today in recognition of his first day under contract with DC Comics. While we’re not sure what titles he will be writing for the publisher at this point, he is now underway on the work necessary to get his name published one one of their many offerings. (DC Comics )
Bendis made waves when he announced he had signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics, heralding the end of his nearly 20-year career with Marvel Comics.
After a health scare that saw Bendis hospitalized earlier in December, he worked out an arrangement so that he could finish his duties at Marvel while he gets started with his DC Comics work. He currently writes Invincible Iron Man, Jessica Jones, Defenders, and Spider-Man for the House of Ideas.
— DC (@DCComics) January 3, 2018
Daniel Craig voice: 'Agent Bendis, reporting for duty.' today is the day! I am officially a member of the @DCComics family (I'm still working on my last marvel's because December was not my friend) thank you all for making this surreal journey so much fun. art by @Oeming pic.twitter.com/ugBFrI5B9F
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) January 2, 2018
Brian Michael Bendis is the biggest writer working for both DC and Marvel at the same time since Tom King, who had Omega Men, Sheriff of Babylon, and Vision coming out from the publishers in the same time frame.