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Brian Michael Bendis
Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Brian is currently helming a renaissance... show more



Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel’s popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, and SIEGE. This summer will see the blockbuster new line-ups for AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS.Other recent projects include the groundbreaking SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC, that debuted number one on iTunes TV sales chart and the New York Times best selling HALO graphic novel.Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic’s Ultimate line of comics. A line of comics specifically created for the new generation of comics reader. He has written every issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN since it’s best selling launch in 1999, and has also written ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN, MARVEL TEAM UP, ORIGIN, SIX and the ENEMY trilogy.He is creator of the JINX line of crime comics published by image comics. This line has spawned the graphic novels GOLDFISH, FIRE, JINX, TORSO (w/ Marc Andreyko) and TOTAL SELL OUT.Brian’s other projects include the Eisner award winning “POWERS” (w/Mike Oeming) from Marvel’s creator owned imprint ICON, and the Hollywood tell all “FORTUNE AND GLORY’. Entertainment Weekly gave both projects an “A.” SONY and FX networks are currently developing POWERS for series with Brian as exec producer.Brian is currently adapting his spy graphic novel FIRE for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron.Brian is a member of Marvel studios creative committee, which consults on their numerous ongoing film projects. He has consulted on IRON-MAN and IRON MAN 2 and is currently consulting on THE FIRST AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR and THE AVENGERS Brian has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including ‘Best Writer of the year’ two years in a row. He has also won over two dozen Wizard comic awards. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Award and was named “Best Writer of the Year.” by Wizard Magazine and Comic Buyer’s Guide for three consecutive years.He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia and Sabrina and his dogs Lucky, Max and Buster.

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Birth date: August 18, 1967
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A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books
I liked this a lot better than most fans do. I think it might be lowered expectations, having already read it and there being quite a few years between then and now. I understand that the promise of learning what happened in the "missing year" was far too intriguing, and the actual payoff being some...
A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books
An absolutely fantastic high note to end on, with a surprisingly inevitable conclusion that refuses to "comics" its way out of the hole that Matt has pretty much dug himself into. Anytime there's a ton of Elektra, I'm happy, and this run was good to Natasha, too (though I remember being hugely amuse...
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Grimlock ♥ Vision rated it 2 weeks ago
Marvel may be completely tone deaf when it comes to, let's say, one particular event their running right now. They also have a lot of series that look like they won't be touched by said event: the Guardians and the Royals are in space, so it looks like Guardians of the Galaxy, I Am Groot, Royals a...
A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books
Did I just give a Bendis/Maleev Daredevil three and a half stars? Yes, yes I did. Because it's a short arc and padded with a lot about Alexander Bont, the kingpin of Hell's Kitchen before Wilson Fisk (and, in this run, Matt as well.) Using an experimental format of showing Bont's rise to power in bl...
A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books
So, Milla files for annulment, on account of Matt's mental problems being the false pretenses' under which he married her, and Matt torments himself, torn between his reverence for the sanctity of marriage and love for Milla, and respecting her enough to give her what she wanted. Meanwhile, Natasha ...
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