Brian Michael Bendis has been a busy bee. After revealing to the world he’ll be moving on to DC Comics exclusively a few weeks ago we’ve gotten rumblings of what he’ll be up to (particularly for a hero who wears red, white, and blue). He still has Marvel Comics trickling in as he ends his run there, but today DC Entertainment has revealed in much more detail what he’ll be up to.
First and foremost, Bendis will be taking on Superman in three forms. In a six-issue weekly series called Man of Steel, in July a new Superman series dubbed simply Superman, and then in July he’ll be taking over Action Comics with issue #1001. Bendis revealed via his Twitter the artist lineup for this six-week series will include Ivan Reis, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes and Jason Fabok.
That’s not all, throughout 2018 DC Comics will be rereleasing Bendis’ Jinxworld titles with continuing series and new titles to come. These noir titles include Jinx, Torso, Powers, A.K.A. Goldfish and Scarlet among others.
Bendis isn’t done. He’s also curating a new imprint featuring some of his all-time favorite characters (what does this mean?!) in very unique and unusual situations interacting with new characters created specifically for this imprint. This sounds very much like an opportunity to breath a bit of Bendis’ live across many titles.
Regardless of these plans you have to admit Bendis is incredibly busy and by the end of the summer will have dabbled in many corners of the DC Entertainment lineup. What do you think reader, do you like these plans, and what are you excited to see most?
(BURBANK, CA) – (February 1, 2018) – Last November, best-selling writer Brian Michael Bendis set tongues to wagging in the comic book world when he announced that he would be joining DC Entertainment as part of a “multifaceted” deal. Today both DC and Bendis have revealed the first details on what he has in store for fans.
Bendis’ first DC story will be with fan-favorite artist Jim Lee in ACTION COMICS #1000 (on sale April 18), but this is only the beginning when it comes to his relationship with Krypton’s Last Son. On May 30, Bendis debuts MAN OF STEEL, a six-issue weekly miniseries. Featuring six interconnected covers by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, this series will shake up the classic story of Krypton’s final days and Kal-El’s path to becoming an iconic hero, introducing a new villain that knows a terrifying secret behind the destruction of Superman’s homeworld. Bendis’ story will feature an incredible lineup of artistic firepower, including Ivan Reis, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes and Jason Fabok. A prelude to MAN OF STEEL by Bendis and artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez will be available on May 2, in the DC NATION #0 preview sampler.
This July, more fireworks are in store for fans with not one, but two Superman-themed titles, both written by Bendis. July 11 debuts SUPERMAN #1, with art by Ivan Reis. The conclusion of MAN OF STEEL will leave both fans and Superman reeling, and the debut story arc will dive deeper into its consequences, building on popularity already generated by co-writer Peter J. Tomasi and co-writer/artist Pat Gleason. On July 25, ACTION COMICS resumes with issue #1001; with art by Gleason, Bendis will deliver stories that are more character-focused, introduce new characters (both heroes and villains) and spotlight more of Clark Kent and his role at the Daily Planet. ACTION will also take a closer look at how the actions of Superman impact the DC Universe.
THE RETURN OF JINXWORLD
Bendis’ world of gritty noir crime titles, including JINX, TORSO, POWERS, A.K.A. GOLDFISH and SCARLET among others, has found a new home at DC. The library of JINXWORLD titles like BRILLIANT, FIRE, FORTUNE & GLORY and TOTAL SELLOUT will be available digitally by this Spring. Fans can expect to see new stories from continuing series like POWERS, SCARLET and THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC., as well as new characters added to the Jinxworld universe throughout 2018 and beyond.
A CURATED “CUSTOM” IMPRINT
Also scheduled for 2018 is a Bendis-curated custom imprint of titles. This new custom imprint will feature some of Bendis’ all-time favorite characters in very unique and unusual situations, combined with new characters created specifically for this new imprint.