When is the Avengers Annual happening? Thor is still there, Hawkeye in his classic attire, Steve Rogers in his Secreat Avengers Attire and Eddie Brock still having his Symbiote. It has to be pre Fear Itself and pre Spider-Island.
Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last twelve 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 AVENGERS, MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, and SIEGE.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic’s Ultimate line of comics. 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.
The recent introduction of the new multiracial ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN made the front page of USA Today and went on to become an international hotbed political topic featured on Fox News, CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Howard Stern and many others…
Brian’s creator owned projects include the recent hit debut SCARLET ( w/ Alex Maleev), BRILLIANT (w/ Mark Bagley), the Eisner award winning “POWERS” (w/ Mike Oeming) and the Hollywood tell all “FORTUNE AND GLORY’. All from the marvel ICON line.
SONY and FX just completed principal photography on the pilot for POWERS with Brian as exec producer. Brian is adapting his spy graphic novel FIRE for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron. He is a writer and consulting producer for the recently announced Disney XD series ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN.
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, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA, and THOR, and is currently consulting on THE AVENGERS.
Brian is head writer of the massive multiplayer online game MARVEL UNIVERSE for marvel and Gazillion games.
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 has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including ‘Best Writer of the year’ two years in a row and was recently honored with the prestigious INKPOT award for comic art excellence. 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.
Brian is currently teaching writing at Portland state University.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia, Tabitha and Sabrina and his dogs Lucky and Max.