BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Friday — Sunday
Brian Michael Bendis is a Peabody award-winning comics creator, Amazon and New York Times bestseller, and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics.
He is most known for Co-creating MILES MORALES, JESSICA JONES, MARIA HILL, RIRI WILLIAMS, and dozens of other characters and stories that populate the Marvel, DC, and all-new original universes.
The announcement of Brian’s multi-faceted move to DC ENTERTAINMENT after a near twenty-year run at Marvel made international headlines and trended worldwide. Brian made his DC debut in the landmark Action Comics 1000 and currently writes JUSTICE LEAGUE after finishing his years long runs on SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, BATMAN: UNIVERSE, LEGION OF SUPERHEROES and curating WONDER COMICS featuring the return of YOUNG JUSTICE, DIAL H FOR HERO, WONDER TWINS, and the breakout original new character… NAOMI. NAOMI has been ordered to series at The CW with Ava DuVernay at the helm.
The JINXWORLD line of creator-owned comics includes the Yakuza epic PEARL, with Jessica Jones co-creator Michael Gaydos, the comic book industry spy thriller COVER, with award-winning multimedia sensation David Mack, SCARLET, with co-creator Alex Maleev, and the alternate history mob story UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC with POWERS co-creator Mike Avon Oeming. COVER has been ordered to pilot presentation from HBOMax with Rooster Teeth producing,
Brian is Executive Producer and consultant of the Academy award winning hit Sony feature SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE (and its coming sequel in 2022). MILES MORALES was cocreated by Brian and Sara Pichelli.
Brian won a Peabody Award for his work as the co-creator of JESSICA JONES on Netflix from Marvel TV.
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 premier architects of Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics.
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 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2.
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. Torso is being produced by Working title with Corin Hardy directing and Emmy award-winning writer Robin Veith,
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 daughters Olivia, Tabatha, Sabrina, his son London and his dogs Splenda and Bowie.
Brian’s TED talk, MIT lecture and appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers are available for viewing at Jinxworld.com