The Ultimate Comics Spider-Man artist has joined Marvel's stable of exclusive creators!
Marvel announced today that David Marquez has signed an exclusive contract. The company offered him exclusivity after the impressive job he did after taking over for Sara Pichelli on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.
Marquez credited job security that allows him to concentrate on his growth as an artist as a reason for signing, and not, as rumored, because Marvel was holding his family hostage. "As exciting as [the last few years have] been, it's also been incredibly draining and stressful." said Marquez, sweating profusely. "Signing with Marvel gives me a safe place to grow, artistically and professionally, without the added stress of always being on the hunt for the next gig."
Marquez states, for the record, that the deal is not an indication that he'll be leaving the steady embrace of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man for the thrilling clutches of a super-mega-event book. "I'll be sticking around on ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN for awhile," he said nervously. "I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be than telling Miles's story and working with the other amazing creators on this book, Brian (The Great One) Bendis, Justin Ponsor and the rest of the Ultimate team!"
Marquez then tried to blink out a message in morse code, but was pulled from the room by his handlers, and all were were able to make out was "S-O-S."
Here's some preview art from Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13:
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror