The comics world woke as much as a bombshell when DC introduced that author Brian Michael Bendis had signed a multi-year unique settlement with the corporate.
Bendis has been over at Marvel Comics for the higher a part of 15 years, and lots of badumed that will proceed going ahead. He’s helmed big runs on New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and naturally his most famed work on Ultimate Spider-Man, however now he’ll be bringing that wealth of expertise to DC Comics.
Now that it is official we bought to considering of simply what followers would like to see from a post-Marvel Bendis, as he is written a little bit of all the pieces throughout his years of labor there. There’s no scarcity of improbable characters over at DC, and truthfully, it is a good thing for followers, as now they get to see his takes on traditional heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and extra.
There are loads of different characters he may deal with exterior the bounds of this checklist too, which may lead to a brand new group or collection altogether. New Avengers was very very similar to that in spite of everything, because it did not exist earlier than he took over Avengers. For now, although we’ll simply give attention to the books which are already part of the DC line up. We cannot learn minds in spite of everything.
Nothing is official so far as what his first collection will likely be, and a few of that’s most likely nonetheless being discovered. We do have a couple of characters and collection in thoughts although, so hit the following slide to see what we’d love Bendis to work on first!
The Batman universe is fairly full as of late, however having Bendis on board provides DC some choices.
The flagship Batman collection is written by Tom King and has been stellar, so DC might be not trying to shake that up. Detective Comics is written by James Tynion IV and has additionally been fairly profitable. Snyder is at present writing All-Star Batman however has mentioned that he’ll depart the e book within the close to future, which leaves an ideal spot for Bendis to land.
That may change relying on what King and Tynion IV have deliberate after all. If both needs to maneuver on to one thing else then Bendis may simply hop onboard.
Regardless of which e book he lands on, Bendis on Batman simply is smart. Bendis has additionally excelled at writing road stage characters, like Daredevil, Defenders, New Avengers, and so forth. He additionally has a capability to make darker in tone characters relatable, and whereas he would have his work reduce out for him, it is a problem followers wish to see him tackle.
If he cannot write Batman solo, then why not as a part of a group?
DC’s Trinity ongoing options the group of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, and has already switched up inventive groups throughout its run. This may make an excellent touchdown spot for Bendis and would give him the chance to work with DC’s largest weapons whereas additionally letting him play in an unencumbered sandbox.
Trinity is not as tied to the continued occasions of the common DC universe as different books, and with most books proper within the coronary heart of DC Metal nonetheless, Trinity might be the way in which to let him have free reign till that collection involves a conclusion.
This was a tough selection, because it got here right down to both Teen Titans or Titans. Bendis has proven he can work with youthful characters, shining examples of which embrace Ultimate Spider-Man and Invincible Iron Man. While he would little doubt be comfy doing so, Titans appears to be a greater match for his skills.
Titans function the unique Teen Titans solid, simply older. It’s a e book constructed on some Bendis hallmarks, together with loads of witty banter and interpersonal relationships. Bendis should not have any drawback getting probably the most out of those characters whereas additionally introducing some new parts, particularly within the villains division.
The submit Rebirth world is missing in a single key division, and that is the absence of The Question.
Having Bendis launch a Renee Montoya Question collection may be the simplest transition to make, as he is at present writing Jessica Jones. The characters have comparable qualities but additionally have big variations, and that would make the prospect of a Question ongoing intriguing for him.
Couple that with an excuse to play with the Batman toys within the toy field by proxy and you have got a match made in comics heaven.
Justice League is at present being written by Bryan Hitch and is coming off of a really profitable story in regards to the League’s children kind the long run. Stil, who will decide up the baton after HItch leaves?
This may be an excellent second e book for Bendis to tackle, as she’s all the time proven a knack for working with groups. Avengers, New Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, and All-New X-Men had a mix of ages and personalities, and now that the League has two newer members (Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz), this group is true up his alley.
If you are trying to launch his DC period in a giant manner, it would not get a lot greater than Justice League.