What Do You Think Brian Michael Bendis Will Be Writing At DC Comics?

This week the comics world was shaken by the announcement that Marvel Comics stalwart Brian Michael Bendis would be leaving after 17 years as one of the publisher's most influential writers to exclusively write for DC. Now that the initial shock is passed, another question remains: What will Bendis actually be writing?

Image: DC Comics. Rebirth #1 cover art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Brad Anderson.

Bendis himself has promised details on his first DC projects will be forthcoming soon, but for now we thought we'd throw the speculation over to you. At Marvel, Bendis had his fingers over practically the whole pantheon of heroes: He was a crucial architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe with Ultimate Spider-Man, and was the writer behind Alias and its now-iconic superpowered PI lead Jessica Jones, Invincible Iron Man, and dozens of other blockbuster titles, four of which are currently ongoing at the time of Bendis' announced exit. So it isn't like there's a specific niche that he could be transferred over to at DC.

Will he start "small" with a character outside of DC's big hitters, or is a member of the trinity such as Wonder Woman or Superman in his future? (Batman's main title seems unlikely given the success of writer Tom King there, himself a former Marvel writer who penned the outstanding Vision series last year before exclusively joining DC.) Could he play a part in whatever DC has planned for the Watchmen characters after Geoff John's Doomsday Clock series? Tell us where you think Bendis is headed next in the comments.


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    I turned him into a verb. "Oh no, so-and-so's been Bendissed." A recent example was She-Hulk. She got punched into a coma and turned grey. "Oh crap, she's been Bendissed."

    All I know is that whatever he jumps into writing for is going to be terrible. Unless Bendis has his own sandpit to play in, he just wrecks whatever pre-established media he writes. Jessica Jones & Ultimate Spider-Man were great books, Invincible Iron Man, She-Hulk, and so many shitty events... all 100% trash.

    That’s my biggest fear with his jump to DC: Bendis is going to get something good like Batman, Superman, Detective Comics, Actions Comics, Suicide Squad or Harley Quinn and completely screw everything up. Or worse yet, bring event series into yearly DC marketing runs

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