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
EVENT LEVIATHAN: CHECKMATE #1
From the award-winning creative team behind last year’s Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics’ deadliest saga.
Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world-but what is the secret behind its power? The planet’s last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be this motley collection of spymasters, now teamed up to try to take back the world that was stolen from under us all! Green Arrow, the Question, Talia al Ghul and other unlikely allies converge to tackle Leviathan as members of the new Checkmate-but who is the surprise hero behind this team? Big clues to the future of the DC Universe start here!
updatedSUPERMAN #22The battle for the United Planets hits a fever pitch as the galactic conqueror Mongul beats some of the rulers of the galaxy to death and then heads for Earth! The only thing standing in his way? Superman! Meanwhile, back on Earth, the truth that Clark Kent is Superman continues to spiral out all over the world, and now the Daily Planet’s competition is gunning for his wife, Lois Lane!
YOUNG JUSTICE #14Now that Young Justice has figured out who the bad guys are, it’s time to bring the fight to S.T.A.R. Labs’ front door! But the combined forces of Dial H for Hero, the Wonder Twins, Naomi, and the entire Young Justice roster may not be enough to defeat these evil scientists. It’s time to call in some super-powered backup…the new Young Justice! Plus, how will Superman revealing his secret identity affect Conner Kent?
ACTION COMICS #1020The alliance between Leviathan and the Legion of Doom has fractured-and all hell breaks loose! The Justice League and Young Justice guest star as the Year of the Villain hits a powerful note. Metropolis won’t be the same after this massive battle for the future of the world. It’s another block-buster Superman epic by iconic writer Brian Michael Bendis and legendary artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson!
updatedYOUNG JUSTICE #15Young Justice versus S.T.A.R. Labs! What happens when a universe reboots right under you? Conner is about to find out! The entire Young Justice team confronts the evil genius behind S.T.A.R. Labs and the truth about Conner Kent. This will bring Conner to the doorstep of his namesake, Clark Kent, to find out more about himself and the DC Universe. Guest-starring Superman in a unique crossover with Action Comics.
updatedACTION COMICS #1021Metropolis down! The blockbuster supervillain team-up of the century continues. Leviathan! The invisible mafia! The Legion of Doom! All have descended on the city of Metropolis to challenge Superman at his most vulnerable moment. With the truth about the Man of Steel’s secret identity out in the open, all the rules of engagement have changed-and no one is safe! Guest-starring the Justice League and Young Justice.
SUPERMAN #21It’s Mongul versus Superman in the battle for the survival of the United Planets! The Man of Steel must confront Mongul in front of all the powers of the galaxy, or peace will never be achieved. During one of the most private moments in Superman’s existence comes one of his biggest challenges. If Superman fails, the whole of the United Planets falls!
LEVIATHAN DAWN #1Exploding out of the pages of the Event Leviathan miniseries, this all-new special blasts the DC Universe into a dangerous and brave new future! With Leviathan arrived, its leader’s identity revealed, and its plans known, what happens next? Now the heroes fight back! Leviathan changed the rules of the game, so now’s the time for the biggest players to get together and figure out a new strategy in this brave new world. It’s an extra-sized super-spy yarn from the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev!