DC announced the deal on Twitter.
After the ending of Ultimate Spider-Man in 2011, the brand was relaunched in September that year as Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man.
The five-time Eisner victor was instrumental in crafting Marvel's Ultimate Universe and has penned some of the most well-known story arcs of the modern age including Secret War, House of M, and Age of Ultron, just to name a few.
A move to DC Comics - much less a deal for exclusivity with the publisher - marks a big change for the writer, and a big change for his fans. "Change is good. Change is healthy". The writer first made his name as a writer of crime comics (and if you haven't read Jinx, Goldfish, or Torso, you're missing out) and has always excelled when telling street level rather than world-shaking stories. I am bursting with ideas and inspiriations.
During his time with Marvel, Bendis has co-created a number of fan-favorite characters including Miles Morales, the young black and Latino Spider-Man (with Sara Pichelli), and Jessica Jones, the superhero-turned private investigator (with Michael Gaydos). "Details to come! Stay tuned!" he continued.
Bendis has been writing for Marverl for nearly 18 years, with titles like Ultimate Spider-Man, House of M, Daredevil, and Secret Invasion. We wish him luck in his future endeavors and, like DC, can't wait to see what he can do with a fresh slate of characters.
He's also now writing several high-profile Marvel titles, including Defenders and Invincible Iron Man. For now there is no timetable on when those titles will end or with his contract with DC will begin. What would you like to see Bendis take on at DC Comics?