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 #24Superman’s legendary susceptibility to magic is about to turn his life inside out and upside down. A mysterious new villain has come into Superman’s world to pit him against the most powerful sorcerer and agent for the Lords of Order: Doctor Fate!
ACTION COMICS #1023Just days after Clark Kent’s own shocking revelation, the facts behind who actually owns The Daily Planet have been revealed-and all hell has broken loose! The fallout from the Superman: Villains special starts here! No one is safe as a new era of Superman stories begins! Plus, now that the dust has settled, is the Red Cloud hero or villain?
YOUNG JUSTICE #16Impulse unleashed! Bartholomew Henry Allen II has traveled to the edges of space and time-and along the way, he’s discovered truths that he’s kept from even his closest friends. Until now. The truth behind the legacy of Young Justice is revealed! What does tomorrow hold for Young Justice?
ACTION COMICS #1022First, Metropolis was hit with the biggest ground battle in the history of the city and barely survived. On top of that, Leviathan threw down his gauntlet for the entire world to see, and Superman revealed the truth of his identity as Clark Kent. Now the city is in a state of shock-and Clark and Conner Kent need to figure out what’s next for them and the city they protect! Guest-starring Wonder Comics’ Young Justice in a unique crossover!
updatedYOUNG JUSTICE #17This very special issue focuses directly on the friendship at the heart of Young Justice: Conner, Tim, and Bart-a.k.a. Superboy, Drake, and Impulse. As younger men, these three iconic heroes built Young Justice on their friendship. Now their dream has grown and changed as much as they have. And with the demands of adulthood pulling them in different directions, they realize that nights like this one may never happen again.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7Jonathan Kent, intergalactic fugitive! The United Planets is less than thrilled with the decision to bring Superboy a thousand years into the future to protect the past. Planet Gotham is under siege. Ultra Boy’s homeworld is on the verge of all-out war. And as if that weren’t enough, new Legionnaire drama unfolds as Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy throw down over who should take on the Legion’s leadership! Plus, Brainiac 5 will reveal a secret that will make one Legionnaire quit the team-and we ask the burning question: Who is the strongest Legionnaire? Find out in the only book telling you the future of the DC Universe every month!
SUPERMAN #23With Superman’s secret identity suddenly revealed to the world, many in his life are worried that he has been tricked or duped into destroying his own privacy! All the more worrisome is Superman has been very susceptible to mysticism. Could all this madness be magic related? It’s time to call the doctor…Dr. Fate!
SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOL. 2: LEVIATHAN RISING TP
The terror organization Leviathan has transformed from a Batman menace to a global DC Universe threat, and Clark Kent is hot on their trail. But even Superman may be in for more...