The news broke back in November that Brian Michael Bendis, a staple of Marvel Comics, was going to be leaving the publisher after 17 years to write exclusively for rival DC Comics. With this news came a ton of speculation on where Bendis would find his place in the DC Rebirth Universe.

Shortly after the announcement, Bendis was hospitalized for a surprise MRSA infection where he was in intensive care for a number of weeks. He has since recovered and is back on his feet working on his DC Comics debut!

Speculation from a Brazilian comic convention points to Bendis taking over the main Superman title but this has yet to be confirmed by DC Comics.

Bendis will be allegedly be joined by Jim Lee on a back up story in the landmark 1000th issue of Action Comics but Lee’s involvement has not been confirmed by Bendis or DC. The issue of Action will be an oversized issue featuring writers Peter Tomasi and Dan Jurgens working the main story and a handful of back up stories written by Geoff Johns and the director of the 1978 Superman film, Richard Donner.

Action Comics #1000 will be released on 4/18/18, exactly 80 years to the day of Action Comics #1’s debut.