ComicBook.com reports that former Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis’ first DC Comics work under his long-term exclusive contract with the publisher will be a backup story in Action Comics #1000.
Featuring art by DC co-publisher Jim Lee, the issue will also consist of the main feature by writer Dan Jurgens and an additional one from writers Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Described by the outlet as a “star-studded tribute” to the past eighty years of Superman stories, the issue marks the first time a major U.S. superhero comic has hit 1,000-issues.
The outlet’s sources reportedly did not discuss further details on Bendis’ future with DC after the 80th-anniversary celebration.
DC will also release a hardcover collection titled Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman, which will consist of both new and reprinted material spread over more than 300 pages.
Brian Michael Bendis’ illustrious career includes his work on titles including Daredevil, The Avengers, the Jessica Jones comic titled Alias, and Ultimate Spider-Man, the last of which eventually led to the creation of Miles Morales. News of Bendis’ exclusive contract with DC was announced last November.
DC reportedly had no comment on the news.
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