It should come as no surprise that former Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis is starting his tenure at DC Comics in a huge way. Today, it was announced via an interview with Forbes that the rockstar-writer will pen a six-issue mini series called Man of Steel. Afterwards, Bendis will take over writing duties on both Action Comics and Superman. The books will shake things up in significant ways for both Superman and the DC Comics universe.Bendis kicks off his Superman run with a 10-page story in Action Comics #1000 (which brings back the Kryptonian’s iconic red trunks). “It’s not just some random backup story or flight of fancy,” said Bendis to Forbes. “It is a major chapter in what we’re doing, with some really big bombs we’re dropping in Superman’s life — and two of them happen right there in Action Comics #1000. So it’s a huge tease of what we’re doing and what’s coming up in Superman’s life.”These changes continue over in the Man of Steel miniseries. “It’s a big weekly Man of Steel event,” said Bendis. “It’s six issues, and I’m writing all of them. They’re telling the giant new story that’s the status quo, what’s going to be going on with Superman and Metropolis and everything around him. Again, it’s following up on the big bombs we drop not only in Action Comics #1000, but following up all of those beats and digging in even deeper.”The miniseries features a whos-who of DC Comics’ mega-artists. “Every single issue is being drawn by one of the great DC artists working today, who are also some of the greatest DC artists of all time. I’m very honored to be doing my first project with all of these artists I’ve never worked with before, who I think is amazing. The only artist I’ve worked with before in the run is Kevin Macguire, and I wouldn’t do this without him, because I think he’s one of the greatest DC artists of all time. But then I get to launch with Ivan Reis, Doc Shaner, Jason Fabok, and others who’ve done amazing runs with the character or who’ve been waiting to do a very special thing with the character. I’m very honored they all said yes to this.”Image courtesy of ForbesBendis plans to introduce a brand-new villain that has close ties to Superman’s origin and birthright. “We’re going to dig in very hard, this is one of my goals, to be an additive to Superman as possible. The characters we debut right away, including this new villain, will send ripples of horror across the entire Superman family and beyond!”Soon after Man of Steel, Bendis takes over both of the main Superman books: Action Comics and Superman. The Superman book will have the types of traditional, action-packed Superman adventure stories everyone is familiar with. Action Comics will focus more on Clark Kent, Metropolis, and the Daily Planet.Bendis’ transition to DC is almost identical to the path John Byrne took when he started his career with the publisher. Like Byrne, Bendis became a household name thanks to his work for Marvel Comics. Byrne’s first work for DC Comics was also a six-issue Man of Steel mini-series which was a prelude to his stint on both Action Comics and Superman. The big difference is that Bendis isn’t planning on rebooting anything. His stories will add to what’s already been established, whereas John Byrne created a new mythos for Superman following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths.Expect Action Comics #1000 to release on April 18. The six-issue Man of Steel debuts on May 30. Superman #1 lands on July 11, while Action Comics 1001 arrives on July 25. A prelude chapter, illustrated by the legendary Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, will release on May 2 in the DC Nation #0 preview sampler. Stay on target ‘Joker’ Gets Eight-Minute Standing Ovation at World PremiereReview: ‘DC Universe Online’ Soars on Nintendo Switch Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.