The wait is over. Bendis and Superman and so much more.

Brian Michael Bendis left Marvel to join DC Entertainment. Now fans know which iconic hero the acclaimed writer will take on.

Man of Steel 1-4 cover preview courtesy DC Comics

The writer’s first story for the publisher will appear in ACTION COMICS #1000. DC Entertainment and Bendis revealed (first via Forbes) his plans for Superman and beyond.

Bendis will write MAN OF STEEL, a six-issue weekly miniseries with six interconnected covers by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

“This series will shake up the classic story of Krypton’s final days and Kal-El’s path to becoming an iconic hero, introducing a new villain that knows a terrifying secret behind the destruction of Superman’s homeworld.”

Bendis’ story will feature a roster of all-star artists including Ivan Reis, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes and Jason Fabok. A prelude to MAN OF STEEL by Bendis and legendary artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez will in a DC NATION #0 preview sampler arriving May 2.

Two Superman-themed titles, both written by Bendis soar in July: SUPERMAN #1, with art by Ivan Reis and ACTION COMICS #1001.

The conclusion of MAN OF STEEL “will leave both fans and Superman reeling, and the debut story arc will dive deeper into its consequences.”

ACTION COMICS resumes with issue #1001; with art by Gleason, Bendis will deliver stories that are more character-focused, introduce new characters (both heroes and villains) and spotlight more of Clark Kent and his role at the Daily Planet. ACTION will also take a closer look at how the actions of Superman impact the DC Universe.

But that’s not all JINXWORLD

Bendis’ noir crime titles, including JINX, TORSO, POWERS, A.K.A. GOLDFISH and SCARLET will be at DC. The library of JINXWORLD titles like BRILLIANT, FIRE, FORTUNE & GLORY and TOTAL SELLOUT will be available digitally by this Spring. Watch for new stories from continuing series like POWERS, SCARLET and THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC., as well as new characters added to the Jinxworld universe throughout 2018 and beyond.

And even more scheduled for 2018 is a Bendis-curated custom imprint of titles. This new custom imprint will feature some of Bendis’ all-time favorite characters in very unique and unusual situations, combined with new characters created specifically for this new imprint.

Watch for Bendis’ first DC story in ACTION COMICS #1000 in April then a MAN OF STEEL preview in DC NATION #0 in May.

By Editor