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
updatedSUPERMAN #13Superman, intergalactic hero! A major chapter in the galaxy-spanning “Unity Saga” begins as Superman reluctantly takes the lead in a quest for peace bigger than he has ever tried before. It’s Superman, Superboy, Supergirl and a cast of thousands in a fight to keep the universe intact. But it’s this issue’s final page that will have fans everywhere talking. It’s a moment almost a thousand years in the making... Deadly plans, murderous schemes and evil dealings. Each of Lex Luthor’s offers means doom for the heroes. So why is Lex now talking to Lois Lane?
updatedEVENT LEVIATHAN #2“The Detectives”! EVENT LEVIATHAN, the new miniseries by the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, continues! As the mystery of Leviathan continues to rock the very foundations of the DC Universe, the world’s greatest detectives gather for the first time anywhere to solve the mystery before it’s too late! Lois Lane leads Batman, Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Manhunter, the Question and a couple of genuine guest sleuths in the search for who Leviathan is and how their plans have already unfolded. This issue also guest-stars Red Hood, Batgirl and more!
updatedPEARL (2018-) #11After a blazing adventure in Kobe, Japan, this modern-day yakuza crime epic wrapped around a romance for the ages from the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes back home. Tattoo artist/assassin/yakuza clan leader Pearl Tanaka has confronted her heritage on the same mean streets where her grand-mother was born. Now she comes home to find her place in the new order.
updatedACTION COMICS #1012Artist Szymon Kudranski joins superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis as the attacks of Leviathan threaten targets across the globe, and the agents of the invisible mafia continue to infect Metropolis in this tie-in to EVENT LEVIATHAN!
updatedYOUNG JUSTICE #7Young Justice—lost in the Multiverse! After the explosive conclusion to their Gemworld adventure, the team is having a tough time finding their way back to their Earth. No, we can’t tell you where they end up, but rest assured, you will be surprised! But as exciting as all that is, we have bigger problems to deal with as Tim Drake is about to do something he has only done...lots of times before. He is about to announce his new alias...a new superhero name. A Young Justice name. And this time, it’s permanent. Like, forever.
updatedBATMAN: UNIVERSE #1Available to comics shops for the first time! Following the theft of a priceless Fabergé egg, the Riddler leads the Dark Knight on a wild hunt after its true owner: Jinny Hex, descendant of Jonah Hex! Guest-starring Deathstroke, Green Arrow and dozens of Riddler look-alikes in stories by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington, originally published in BATMAN GIANT #3 and #4!
ACTION COMICS (2016-) #1013
Metropolis is in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan’s complete takeover, a mysterious antihero called Thorn has decided to wreak havoc on the invisible empire! Witness the return of Rose and Thorn, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe—and if you’ve never heard of her, it’s only because she is that good. All this, plus a major EVENT LEVIATHAN revelation! But why wasn’t it in the main series?
Plus, the invisible mafia held a death grip on the Metropolis underworld”¦until Lex Luthor visits their criminal competition!
updatedUnited States vs. Murder, Inc. Vol. 1
Years ago, the five families of organized crime had such a stranglehold over the American public that the U.S. government found itself forced to give up part of the country or lose...