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Marvel comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis signs exclusive deal with DC

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When it comes to Marvel, there's no one writer who has had as much of an impact since Stan Lee joined forces with the likes of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko to breath new life into the industry in the 1960s, than Brian Michael Bendis. I am bursting with ideas and inspiriations. It is within the span of Ultimate Spider-Man's run that Bendis is credited with the creation of Miles Morales. "Details to come! Stay tuned!" he continued. Ultimate Spider-Man was such a success that it launched an entire imprint at Marvel.

This will mark Bendis' first foray into DC Comics in over a decade, with his last work at the Marvel rival being a story for 2007's Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume 2. The writers, artists, editors and creative team on the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic that inspired the Disney multi-billion dollar franchise were fired, and Bendis took over. Wow.

Brian is a great partner and has contributed incredible stories and characters to the Marvel Universe over the years. And in the increasingly important world of TV and film, Marvel has comfortably outpaced DC on both the big and small screen-Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Logan, Deadpool, Jessica Jones, and on and on. We wish him luck in his future endeavors and, like DC, can't wait to see what he can do with a fresh slate of characters.

Bendis was also often trusted to helm Marvel's special crossover event series including "Secret War", "House of M", "Secret Invasion", "Age of Ultron" (unrelated to the MCU film) and the recent "Civil War II". For now there is no timetable on when those titles will end or with his contract with DC will begin.

Now, fans who have asked "What if?" questions about seeing Bendis work on DC's iconic characters will get the chance to see them answered.

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