Brian Michael Bendis’ imminent switch from Marvel Comics to DC is definitely one of the biggest comic book coups in quite some time, so it’s no surprise fans are so eager to find out what he’ll be helming when he makes the move. Since debuting in the mainstream at Marvel in 2000, Bendis evolved into one of modern comics’ most high-profile writers. For over 15 years, he’s crafted books like Ultimate Spider-Man for a new generation of readers, and stamped his signature on more established icons like Iron Man, Daredevil and even Doctor Doom.
For his entire Marvel career, Bendis has been a major advocate for diversity in comics, not just in terms of youth and ethnicity as seen with the likes of Miles Morales and Riri Williams, but also in terms of gender, having co-created Jessica Jones before elevating her to an Avenger. He has also scribed major events like House of M, Secret Invasion and Civil War II, and had a major influence over the Marvel television universe, particularly when it comes to the Netflix series. The move from Marvel to DC is quite literally a potential industry game-changer, so we take a stab at predicting where we hope he ends up writing for DC.
Before he got locked into Marvel for over a decade and a half, Bendis did write a Batman story for DC. Drawn by Michael Gaydos, it was a re-imagination of Orson Welles’ classic noir film Citizen Kane, with Bruce Wayne in place of Charles Foster Kane. It was a short story, but resonated with reader, eventually making its way into 2007’s Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told, Volume 2. But that’s not the main reason we want to see Bendis on Batman. No, for that, we look at the work he’s done on Daredevil and Moon Knight.
Simply put, Bendis knows how to write street-level vigilantes cleaning up their cities. Transposing this dynamic from New York to Gotham, and dealing with the Bat-family, Jim Gordon’s team and the…