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Artist Adrian Alphona Comes Out of Hiding, Will Return to Marvel

Written by Royal Nonesuch on Thursday, February 14 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
Artist Adrian Alphona Comes Out of Hiding, Will Return to Marvel

The former Runaways artist will join Sam Humphries on Uncanny X-Force!

Source: Comics Alliance

Comics Alliance is exclusively reporting that Adrian Alphona, the artist who co-created Runaways at Marvel (the book which helped make writer Brian K. Vaughn a household name amongst houses with comic book fans in them), will be drawing some issues for Uncanny X-Force. 

Alphona burst onto the comics scene with Runaways, and after twenty-four issues, he and Vaughn left the title. While Vaughn's career in comics flourished, Alphona kept a low profile. When he spoke to The Outhouse in November of 2011, he modestly told us that he "had been sticking to small jobs, little fashion stuff. Little commercial stuff. A couple things I don't know how to categorize. But it was fun. Kinda exploring things a bit. For the most part I was just working on my own art. I took a few art classes since I had never been formally trained before. Didn't pay much attention back in high school art class." He released an artbook called Sweetness earlier that same year (along with frequent collaborator Christina Strain), and last year he contributed to True Patriot, a crowd-funded anthology comic featuring Canadian creators.

Now, Alphona is back at Marvel, working with Sam Humphries on upcoming issues of Uncanny X-Force. According to Humphries, per an interview with The Alliance:

Adrian's got a chunk of pages in issues #3 and #4, showing Psylocke on a crucial psychic mission, and his depiction of the mental plane is going to be killer. In issues #5 and #6, Adrian's going to take you on a wild ride into the future as we fill in just what the hell Bishop has been up to in the 68th century, what led him back to the present, and the reasons behind his brutal changes. It's the saga of cowboy Bishop, and it's going to change the way people have thought about him for the past five years. Adrian has got an ability to be versatile without sacrificing beauty, and we're gonna push that to the limit by giving him a ton of weird, alluring, mutant ninja noir stuff to draw.

Say what you will about Marvel NOW!, but it did bring Adrian Alphona's art back to us, so for that alone, we can all be thankful.


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