Superstar Marvel writer Brian Bendis warmed even the cold, dead hearts of Bleeding Cool yesterday by sending a box of Spider-Man comics to a 7-year -old boy who was hit by a car, according to an ABC News report. The boy, Styles Johnson, is seen on video opening a box of comics to find a note by Bendis and several comic books, about which he is delighted.
Spider-Man writer Brian Bendis sends care package full of comic books to 7-year-old fan who was hit by a car. "This is all he'll be reading" pic.twitter.com/lvWyDhoIQ5
— ABC News (@ABC) February 1, 2017
The first comic in the box appears to be an issue of Spider-Men, a 2012 series by Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli in which Peter Parker, the Spider-Man from Marvel's mainstream comics universe, meets Miles Morales, the Spider-Man from Marvel's Ultimate Universe, who was created by Bendis.
Johnson's story made the news and went viral earlier this month when his sister posted on Twitter that Johnson said he survived because "he's lucky he's Spider-Man."
my little brother was hit by a car today and he said he's lucky he's spiderman or else he wouldn't have survived pic.twitter.com/GeQTb6QXeW
— cess✨ (@cessiguess) January 14, 2017
Bendis immediately reached out and offered to send the care package.
hi. i'm one of the spidey writers & creators of miles morales. can i send your brother a care package? email firstname.lastname@example.org
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) January 17, 2017
The rest, as can be seen on the video, is history.