Brian Michael Bendis’ first story for DC Comics has been revealed, and it will take place during a major milestone for the publisher.

ComicBook has reported that Bendis’ first work for DC Comics will be a backup story in Action Comics #1000 with art by DC icon Jim Lee. The main book will be a celebration of 80 years of Superman, as well as the milestone of a superhero comic hitting its 1000th issue for the first time. With work from Action Comics writer Dan Jurgens and Superman team Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, Bendis’ story will be a part of the celebration of the Man of Steel’s legacy.

While fans wonder what else the future might hold for Bendis at DC, it’s no surprise that he has begun his journey on a Superman story, given his high-profile work at Marvel, and some have even theorised that he will take over for the Man of Steel following Action Comics #1000.

DC’s historic issue will come with a hardcover collection, Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman, comprised of 300 pages of new and classic content, at the cost of $29.99.

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