Brian Michael Bendis
Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator, Amazon and New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eighteen years, Brian's books have consistently sat on top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.
Brian won a Peabody Award for his work as the co-creator and consulting producer of JESSICA JONES on Netflix from Marvel TV.
The introduction of the multiracial SPIDER-MAN, Miles Morales, made international headlines featured on Fox News, CNN, The Daily Show, Conan O'Brien, Howard Stern and many others. Miles is the star of SONY's upcoming animated 'Spider-verse' movie. Brian is consulting.
The recent announcement of Brian's move to DC entertainment made international headlines and trended worldwide. The deal was described as 'multi faceted.' Brian will make his DC debut in the landmark Action Comics 1000.
SONY's live action series based on POWERS, the Eisner award-winning comic series by Brian and Mike Avon Oeming, ran for two seasons on the Playstation network with Brian as executive producer and contributing writer.
The news of a new 'Iron man' character in the form of 15-year-old Riri Williams also made international headlines when the story broke in Time magazine. Her solo debut as Invincible Iron man debuted in the top five nationwide.
Brian's release from Random House entitled WORDS FOR PICTURES is an intricate look at the creation of comic books and graphic novels based on the college level Graphic Novel class he teaches at Portland State University. It shot to number one on its Amazon chart.
Over the years at Marvel entertainment, Brian completed historic runs on Spider-man (18 years), Avengers (9 years), IRON MAN, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, a 100 issue run on the X-MEN franchise, along with the wildly successful 'event' projects AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN, HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, AGE OF ULTRON, CIVIL WAR 2 and SIEGE.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic's Ultimate line of comics.
Brian's creator owned projects include SCARLET (w/ Alex Maleev), BRILLIANT (w/ Mark Bagley), the Eisner award winning "POWERS," "UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC." and "TAKIO" (w/ Mike Oeming) and the Hollywood tell all "FORTUNE AND GLORY'.
Previously, Brian was part of the Marvel creative committee which consulted for all of the Marvel movies from the first IRON MAN all the way through to this year's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.
Brian is the creator of the JINX line of crime comics. This line has spawned the graphic novels GOLDFISH, FIRE, JINX, TORSO (w/ Marc Andreyko) and TOTAL SELL OUT.
Brian received an HONORARY DOCTORATE IN THE ARTS from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE from the Central Intelligence Agency for his work on diversity issues. Brian has won five EISNER awards, including 'Best Writer of the year' two years in a row and was honored with the prestigious INKPOT award for comic art excellence. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press 'Excellence in Journalism' Award.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia, Tabatha, Sabrina, his dashing son London and his dogs Lucky and Max.
Brian's TED talk and appearance of Late Night with Seth Meyers are available for viewing at Jinxworld.com
updatedPEARL VOL. 2The new yakuza crime epic begins a bold new chapter! Meet Pearl, a talented tattoo artist for elite members of the yakuza in San Francisco. Following the tragedy of her mother's death, Pearl tattooed her albino skin with an elaborate full-body tattoo you can see only when she is flushed with excitement- or rage. Now Pearl has learned the truth behind her family, her clan, and her upbringing, all of which sends her heading to Tokyo to face her legacy head-on! The award-winning creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman, Jessica Jones, Spider-Man: Miles Morales) and artist Michael Gaydos (Jessica Jones) turn up the heat as they continue story of one of 2018's best new characters! Collects Pearl #7-12.
updatedLEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2It’s been one thousand years since anyone has seen the oceans of the Earth, but with Aquaman’s original trident recently discovered, a chase to control Earth’s future tears across the galaxy. All this and the reunion you’d never thought you’d see! Another DC sci-fi epic into the far-flung future like you’ve never seen before!
BATMAN: UNIVERSE #6In the conclusion to Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington’s DCU-spanning saga, Batman’s mind is trapped in the unlikeliest of places- inside a White Lantern ring! That would be bad enough, but his physical body is stuck on Earth, completely vulnerable to attack from his enemies. Good news: Batman’s freed when the White Lantern ring chooses a new recipient. Bad news: that “new recipient” is Vandal Savage. Originally published in Batman Giant #13 and #14.
EVENT LEVIATHAN #6From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what’s their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of the DC Universe descend on Leviathan, and all the answers are revealed! Don’t miss the shocking conclusion of this storyline!
updatedSUPERMAN #18With Superman’s family scattered across the galaxy, our hero must confront some of his greatest concerns about himself and his place in the galaxy. Legendary artist Ivan Reis joins writer Brian Michael Bendis as they introduce the biggest change in the Man of Steel’s life ever!
YOUNG JUSTICE #11Young Justice returns! Home! To Earth! Finally! Just in time to confront all of their big issues-like S.T.A.R. Labs! Moms and dads! Naomi! Jinny Hex’s trunk! And yes, each other! This starts the wild wind-up to Wonder Comics’ first year as the truth behind S.T.A.R. Labs and the reunion of Young Justice is revealed!
BATMAN: UNIVERSE #5After being gunned down in Crime Alley by Vandal Savage, Batman is mysteriously saved by the power source in the Fabergé egg Savage has stolen! That power turns out to be a White Lantern ring-and when Batman uses it to defeat Savage, its energy signature calls the entire Green Lantern Corps to Earth...and they are not happy! Originally published in Batman Giant #11 and #12.
SUPERMAN #17Superman's new Fortress of Solitude sits in the most remote corner of the Bermuda Triangle. Constructed using Kryptonian technology far beyond anything our world knows, filled with intergalactic, pan-dimensional secrets from all over the Multiverse...how could it possibly be missing?