If this is true, it significantly changes the comics landscape, and it is not the news Marvel needed right now.
— DC (@DCComics) November 7, 2017
That image appeared on the official DC Comics Twitter account around 9:15 EST this morning, blindsiding everyone without confirmation or word given from anyone else, whether from Bendis himself, or from Marvel Comics.
Brian Michael Bendis has been a staple of Marvel publishing since the early part of the century, and has been responsible for many of its biggest events, from Avengers: Disassembled to House of M to Secret Invasion.
UPDATE: Bendis has now confirmed the news, via his own Twitter:
This is real. I love you all. Change is good. Change is healthy. I am bursting with ideas and inspirations. Details to come! Stay tuned! https://t.co/S1x5JDmGTt
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) November 7, 2017