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About Brian Bendis
Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.
Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel’s popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, and SIEGE.
This summer will see the blockbuster new line-ups for AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS.
Other recent projects include the groundbreaking SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC, that debuted number one on iTunes TV sales chart and the New York Times best selling HALO graphic novel.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic’s Ultimate line of comics. A line of comics specifically created for the new generation of comics reader. He has written every issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN since it’s best selling launch in 1999, and has also written ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN, MARVEL TEAM UP, ORIGIN, SIX and the ENEMY trilogy.
He is creator of the JINX line of crime comics published by image comics. This line has spawned the graphic novels GOLDFISH, FIRE, JINX, TORSO (w/ Marc Andreyko) and TOTAL SELL OUT.
Brian’s other projects include the Eisner award winning “POWERS” (w/Mike Oeming) from Marvel’s creator owned imprint ICON, and the Hollywood tell all “FORTUNE AND GLORY’. Entertainment Weekly gave both projects an “A.” SONY and FX networks are currently developing POWERS for series with Brian as exec producer.
Brian is currently adapting his spy graphic novel FIRE for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron.
Brian is a member of Marvel studios creative committee, which consults on their numerous ongoing film projects. He has consulted on IRON-MAN and IRON MAN 2 and is currently consulting on THE FIRST AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR and THE AVENGERS
Brian has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including ‘Best Writer of the year’ two years in a row. He has also won over two dozen Wizard comic awards. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Award and was named “Best Writer of the Year.” by Wizard Magazine and Comic Buyer’s Guide for three consecutive years.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia and Sabrina and his dogs Lucky, Max and Buster.
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In the year 2000, Marvel launched the Ultimate Universe, reinventing Spider-Man and his mythos for a new millennium! Now, the first three years of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s fan-favorite, award-winning take on the web-slinger are collected in one oversized volume! Relive Peter Parker’s early days as Spider-Man, learning to fight crime by trial and error as he struggles to balance his new life with the demands of high school: puberty, homework and dating! Even with the help of his best friend Mary Jane Watson, Peter has a heavy load to bear. But the neophyte Spider-Man is making enemies left and right — including the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter and the maniacal Venom — and unless he can rise to the occasion, Spidey may not survive until prom!
In CARNAGE, one of the most ruthless villains in the history of the Marvel Universe, the fan-favorite Carnage, gets the Ultimate treatment! And though young Peter Parker has proven himself time and time again on the field of battle, can even he hope to defeat this heartless killing machine? In SUPERSTARS, a bizarre occurrence brings Spider-Man and Wolverine together for the weirdest team-up in super-hero history! As the two struggle to get to the bottom of this mystery, their lives literally unravel. Why are both heroes too concerned with their own lives to work together? Strap yourself in, True Believer, it's all part of the ride you get when you buy a ticket for THE TEAM-UP FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE TEAM-UPS! Plus: Johnny Storm realizes that despite his new flame powers and fame on the horizon, he still doesn't have a high-school diploma. And where does the young New Yorker enroll? Why, none other than a certain Queens high school that also counts one Peter Parker - Spider-Man - as a student.
When Spidey’s most fearsome foe strikes, it looks bad for the outmatched web-slinger — but Silver Sable and her Wild Pack may turn the tide! Have they come to save Spider-Man, or is their motive something more sinister? Then, Ultimate Spider-Man meets the Ultimate End. It begins with a blessedly normal day for Peter Parker. It ends with a final moment that will leave you without words. Magneto has issued his Ultimatum to the world — and unleashed a tidal wave upon Manhattan that triggers a new epoch in the history of civilization. In the center of the maelstrom are New York City’s most gallant defender and the family and friends that live — and die — beside him. This is the story of Aunt May, Mary Jane, Kitty Pryde, J. Jonah Jameson and the hero that looms over all their lives as they bear witness to the end times of the Ultimate Universe.
In CLONE SAGA, Spider-Man comes face-to-face with the most unexpected foe of all: Peter Parker! But Peter Parker is Spider-Man…isn’t he? Who’s who becomes a dangerous guessing game as a sinister series of clones turns Peter’s life upside-down and forces Spider-Man into a devastating confrontation with one of his oldest foes. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Nick Fury, the Ultimates, the X-Men and the all-new, all-different Spider-Woman! And in ULTIMATE KNIGHTS, Daredevil attempts to enlist Spider-Man in a crusade to bring down the Kingpin – permanently. But with his Aunt’s life hanging by a thread, and his serious girl problems with MJ and Kitty Pryde, crimebusting may be the last thing on young Mr. Parker’s mind.
Peter Parker and his Aunt May have perhaps the most important conversation of the young web-slinger’s life. It’s a gut-wrenching, emotional roller coaster you’ll never forget. And Spider-Man is on the call when there is a huge explosion in the side of the Triskelion — the high-tech site housing superhuman criminals. From the acrid smoke emerges a man seething with vengeance — a man who wants Peter Parker dead! That man is Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin! And for the web-spinner, things are about to get out of control! Then, things are changing in the young life of Peter Parker: the Fantastic Four’s Johnny Storm is now his buddy — and the hot—headed super hero has taken a liking to Peter’s classmate, Liz Allen! But something is horribly wrong with Liz — something that will soon affect the life of every student at Midtown High — including Peter’s ex-girlfriend, Kitty Pryde! Guest-starring the X-Men and the most malevolent mutant of all: Magneto, Master of Magnetism! Plus: The return of Omega Red! And the worst day in Peter Parker’s life!
Spider-Man faces off against an explosive new teenage villain, has another run-in with the infamous Kingpin of Crime and meets the Black Cat, a curvaceous jewel thief who will complicate Spider-Man's career and Peter Parker's love life!
The Green Goblin. Doctor Octopus. Electro. Kraven the Hunter. Sandman. Five of Spider-Man's deadliest foes have banded together as an unstoppable force of evil! Will the combined forces of Spider-Man and the Ultimates be enough to stop these criminal masterminds before their reign of terror spreads across the world? And who will be named as the final member of the "Sinister Six"? Plus: A major movie studio is making a summer blockbuster about Spider-Man, and the Ultimate Wall-Crawler swings by the set to give the producers a piece of his mind. But someone else is even hotter about being in the film than Spidey: Doctor Octopus, who just may shut the production down if he doesn't get final edit! As the cameras roll, the real wall-crawler and Doc Ock go head-to-head behind the scenes!
After the murder of his uncle, Peter finds himself taking on extra-curricular activities...such as bringing down the Kingpin of Crime' as the wall-crawling Spider-Man.