Brian Michael Bendis' First DC Work Revealed
When Brian Michael Bendis made the jump from Marvel to DC, fans wondered when his first work for the company would come out and which character he’d tackle. Though he doesn’t have an ongoing series (yet), Comicbook.com has announced that he will be writing a backup story for April’s Action Comics #1000. As if that wasn’t newsworthy enough, DC co-publisher and legendary artist Jim Lee will be providing art for the story.
DC still hasn’t given much information about the oversized milestone issue, aside from a companion hardcover and two main tales by current Action Comics writer Dan Jurgens and Superman creative team Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. The fact that DC is adding Bendis’ first story for the company in this issue shows that this will be a monumental comic if the epic milestone numbering wasn’t enough to remind comic book fans.
Bleeding Cool ran a story about how Bendis was rumored to write for the Superman ongoing with Blackest Night artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Though DC hasn’t confirmed the news yet, seeing him pen a story for the character feels like a huge hint. While Bendis’ best work usually involved street heroes like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, it will be interesting to see how he tackles the Man of Steel.
Action Comics #1000 is slated to come out in April.