Marvel Entertainment has provided a statement regarding Brian Michael Bendis' DC "exclusive" deal announced earlier on Tuesday. The deal will result in Bendis ending his 17-year working relationsip with Marvel.
“Brian is a great partner and has contributed incredible stories and characters to the Marvel Universe over the years," said a Marvel spokesperson. "We appreciate his creativity and professionalism, and we wish him the best on his future projects.”
Marvel tells Newsarama that the company was aware that Bendis would not be renewing his long-held exclusive with them (last signed back in 2015), and had signed a deal with DC.
Marvel declined to comment on Bendis's four ongoing Marvel titles, the announced Punisher: End of Days miniseries, or the continued publication of his creator-owned work through Icon.