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Brian Michael Bendis | 46 years old (August 18th, 1967 - )
Award winning comics creator Brian Michael Bendis is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in mainstream comics. For well over five years, Brian’s titles have consistently charted in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic sales rankings.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe, a line of comics created specifically for the new generation of comics reader. Since it’s best selling launch, he has written every issue of Ultimate Spider-man to date, and has also written Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-men, Ultimate Marvel Team Up, and Ultimate Six. In addition to scripting the action in the Ultimate Universe, Brian is also responsible for the writing duties on titles such as Avengers, Daredevil, House Of M, and The Pulse. His long running stint on Alias and his creator-owned title POWERS have brought acclaim and accolades as well.
Brian has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including ‘Best Writer of the year’ two years in a row.
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 Harvey, Eisner, and Eagle award nominated “POWERS” (w/ series co-creator and artist Mike Oeming) is now offered through Marvel’s publishing imprint ICON, and the Hollywood tell all “FORTUNE AND GLORY" from ONI Press, which Entertainment Weekly gave an “A.”
Brian is writing the film version of Jinx for Universal Pictures with Oscar winner Charleze Theron attached to star and produce. Powers is in active development at Sony as a feature film, TORSO is set up with Todd McFarlane productions, and Brian was the co-executive producer and series pilot writer for MTV’s CGI animated Spider-man show.
Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Award was named “Best Writer of the Year.” by Wizard Magazine and, Comic Buyer’s Guide for the last three consecutive years.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughter Olivia and his dogs Shroeder, Buster, and Lucky.