Bendis Makes First Comments About Leaving Marvel

The writer is leaving the publisher after almost 20 years.

By Robert Marrujo:: News broke yesterday that longtime Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis would be leaving the publisher after almost 18 years of service. Bendis is hugely prolific, scribing The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, and The Invincible Iron Man as of right now and having written multiple other titles concurrently throughout his tenure with Marvel. Now, Bendis is turning to the Distinguished Competition for a multiyear deal and many fans are curious about the sudden change.

Speaking to the New York Times, Bendis has provided at least some insight into the thought process that went into his decision to leave Marvel. Bendis apparently was questioning whether or not he was "repeating [himself]" with his work at his former publisher. He also felt a desire to do away with the longtime Marvel vs. DC mindset that so many fans have and wanted a look "behind Curtain No. 2.” In the end, he also couldn't resist working on DC's pantheon of characters, stating “I know it was the right choice to make. No matter how scared I am, I know it was a good scared.”

There's still no outline of what Bendis' departure from Marvel will mean for the books he was writing or going to write, nor what he'll be doing at DC. Keep it tuned to Binx.News for more info as it breaks!

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