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
JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 2: UNITED ORDERIntroducing…the United Order! This all-new all-star group of alien warriors representing all voices in the newly formed United Planets comes to the new Justice League looking for help. The biggest threat to the universe is on the loose, and all roads lead to…Superman. As the Justice League heads to deep space, back on Earth, Checkmate breaks into the Hall of Justice looking for clues to Black Canary’s secret affiliation. All this, and Black Adam declares himself leader of the League. Collects Justice League #64-71.
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #5With the reveal of who is behind the great darkness that is tearing the galaxy apart, the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes are at odds over how to handle the incomprehensible evil that has brought them together. This time-spanning epic stars all your favorite superheroes from two different time periods! Batman! Saturn Girl! Superman! Brainiac 5! Naomi!...and dozens more race into battle to save the galaxy from being pulled apart! But at what cost? Will everyone survive this?
NAOMI: SEASON TWO #5The penultimate issue of this blockbuster miniseries sees Naomi McDuffie face to face with a full-scale invasion! The town of Port Oswego has been invaded by a nightmare called Zumbado. Now Naomi must fight with everything she’s got to protect her adopted hometown from the onslaught from her homeworld. All this and a very super special reveal!
NAOMI: SEASON TWO #4TV’s newest sensation, Naomi, finds herself at the center of the biggest drama of her entire life! The mystery of Dee is revealed, and with it comes terrible news that will change Naomi’s life forever. Meanwhile, the town itself has turned on Naomi. They’ve had enough of the superhero chaos she has brought to this usually quiet part of the world. All this, and a cliffhanger last page nobody will be ready for! From the original Naomi creators comes another blockbuster chapter in the life of Naomi McDuffie!
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #6The blockbuster shocking conclusion to the Gold Lantern Saga. Which legendary DC Villain is behind this great darkness that is about to destroy all the ages of heroes all at once? Find out right here all this AND the future of the Legion of Super-Heroes is revealed!
NAOMI: SEASON TWO #6If you thought Zumbado was a problem…wait until you meet his crew! With their leader down, they’ve got their sights set on Naomi and aim to destroy the one person between them and ultimate power. Does our hero stand a chance? Or is this the end of Naomi’s short career as a superhero?!
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4Now it’s the Legion of Super-Heroes’ turn to get stuck in a time they don’t belong in: the 21st century. Time for the greatest heroes of the future to see the reality of their heroes of the past. All this is happening because the Great Darkness is coming, and even as the truth behind it is about to be revealed, it may be too late to stop all from becoming nothing. It’s the heroes of two eras in ways you’ve never seen them before!
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #3The Justice League is trapped in the 31st century with the Legion of Super-Heroes, while the looming terror of the Great Darkness hovers over both time period simultaneously. Even as the great heroes of the 21st century get to experience the fantastic far-flung future, the mysteries behind the Gold Lantern and the Great Darkness threaten all of existence. What is the secret behind the Great Darkness? And will the greatest heroes of two ages be able to stop it before it’s too late?