Brian Michael Bendis

Though a familiar name to longtime Marvel Comics fans, Brian Michael Bendis did not quite earn the mainstream notability of some of colleagues and predecessors like Stan Lee, Alan Moore or Jack Kirby. Bendis brought a variety of characters to life on the page of indie and mainstream comics-notably in publications like Jinx, Torso, and Ultimate Spider-Man-as well as on the screen, writing and producing a number of Spider-Man and Spider-Woman animated series. With the translation of his original creations Powers and the Jessica Jones character to screen in the series "A.K.A. Jessica Jones" (Netflix 2015- ) and "Powers" (PSN 2015- ) respectively, Bendis geared up for a hike in recognition in the comic book, television, and cinematic communities alike.