After it was announced that legendary Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis would be joining DC Comics full-time everyone has been asking what will he be writing. And now it seems we finally have our answer. Brian Michael Bendis will make his DC comics debut writing a backup story in the highly anticipated Action Comics #1000 illustrated by Jim Lee.
The report comes from ComicBook.com, but DC has since declined to comment. This report does seem rather likely as it has been reported earlier by Bleeding Cool that Bendis first DC Comics series would be Superman. If this is true perhaps his back up story in the milestone Action Comics issue may set up the series. However, Bendis and DC have also not confirmed this report.
Action Comics #1000 will have a main story written by current Superman writer Pete Tomasi and current Action Comics write Dan Jurgens (no illustrators were named at the time), along with backup stories “featuring an all-star talent lineup,” including one co-written by DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, director of the 1978 Superman movie. The issue is due to be released on April 18, 80 years since the release of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman.
For now, we will have to wait and see if DC or Bendis confirm this report, but no matter what Action Comics #1000 will be one comic you won’t want to miss.