It is within the span of Ultimate Spider-Man's run that Bendis is credited with the creation of Miles Morales.
Former Clevelander Brian Michael Bendis has switched sides and will now write comics exclusively for DC, according to a DC tweet. "He's one of the premier writers in the industry, having created so many unforgettable stories wherever he's been and we can't wait to see what he has planned for the DC Universe".
Bendis retweeted the announcement and added his own statement saying, "This is real".
After the ending of Ultimate Spider-Man in 2011, the brand was relaunched in September that year as Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. With Bendis on his way to greener (or more lucrative) pastures, that's a hell of a blow to Marvel as they scramble to find replacement writers for Jessica Jones, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Defenders, Spider-Man, Spider-Men II, Invincible Iron Man and Infamous Iron Man. Marvel, you have my phone number.
Bendis is a high-profile writer whose numerous hits have shaped the modern Marvel Comics landscape. And Bendis also co-created the comic series Alias, which introduced Jessica Jones to the world long before Netflix did (the writer worked on the TV series, too).
Update: Marvel Comics offered this statement on Bendis's departure: "Brian is a great partner and has contributed incredible stories and characters to the Marvel Universe over the years". A Marvel spokesperson thanked Bendis for his tenure with the company and wished him luck with his future projects. For now there is no timetable on when those titles will end or with his contract with DC will begin. "Change is good. Change is healthy".