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Brian Michael Bendis hand-picked a writer to take over ‘Jessica Jones’, and she’s “amazing”

“Truth told I was already leaving Jessica after [The Purple Man arc].”

As writer Brian Michael Bendis prepares for the next stage of his career, fans of his excellent ongoing Marvel series such as The Defenders and Jessica Jones are left wondering what will come of them.

Over on his Tumblr page, Bendis made note that he was originally ending his run on Jones anyway, whether or not he was leaving Marvel, after the current Purple Man arc wraps up. No word yet on whoever the new writer is, but Bendis revealed that he chose her, and that she’s “amazing.”

Read the full statement below:

though I will be relinquishing control next month I have been assured by my friends at marvel that miles, riri, Jessica and all the satellite characters around them will continue in fine marvel fashion.

truth told I was already leaving Jessica after purple, for a marvel project that is sadly no longer, and had already picked my replacement. she is amazing. I will not be updating you on marvel’s plans here as it is theirs to announce and certainly not my place. but do not take that as anything but me respecting the process. I am so happy for all m’babies next evolution.

Of his other properties, he also went on to mention “I have been assured by my friends at marvel that miles, riri, Jessica and all the satellite characters around them will continue in fine marvel fashion. ”

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