We’ve hardly had a moment to catch our breath now that the 2019 New York Comic Con has come and gone and while I’m still culling together all of the photographs, you can see a wealth of discoveries by clicking over to our Official Instagram. During the convention, numerous reveals happened and deals disclosed. Case in point this news from Marvel regarding “Morbius” artist Marcelo Ferreira. Read on.
The Press Release:
Announced this past weekend at New York Comic-Con’s Retailer Panel, artist Marcelo Ferreira has signed an exclusive agreement with Marvel Comics. Known for his work on books like WAR OF THE REALMS: PUNISHER, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, and ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL, Ferreira has already garnered praise from fans and critics alike for his takes on some of Marvel’s most iconic characters. Now he’ll be bringing Morbius the Living Vampire to life with writer Vita Ayala in an all-new ongoing series debuting in November. Proven to be a powerhouse in delivering fearsome action sequences, Ferreira’s skills will no doubt make MORBIUS’ struggles and adventures more frightening than they’ve ever been before!
“I have been working with Marvel for the past 12 months, and I am nothing but thrilled that I have been offered this exclusive deal,” says Ferreira. “Starting with MORBIUS, I am sure we will be able to deliver great comics to the fans for another year and on!”
“Working with Marcelo is an amazing collaborative experience! He is always excited for and engaged in the project, and always has so many ideas to bring to the table,” says Ayala. “Every page I see on MORBIUS is a thousand times more intense and dynamic than I imagined. I am so happy to be able to work with him!”
“Marcelo is an incredible talent, one who I was fortunate enough to work with before MORBIUS on ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL. In reading those issues before they went to the printer I – and I think everyone here at Marvel – was struck by Marcelo’s classic action sensibilities,” says Editor Devin Lewis. “Marcelo’s style fit in perfectly with what we were building across ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and when it came time to start building a MORBIUS book, he immediately caught my eye. It’s clear from the very first page of his work that you see that Marcelo is a huge Marvel fan and has done his homework. HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY is in the marrow (hah!) of his work, and Marcelo gives the reader something on every single page, if not every single panel. The work he’s been doing in MORBIUS is some of the most visceral, scary and, yes, bloody stuff I’ve ever worked on in my time at the House of Ideas, and I’m so excited for everyone out there to sink their teeth into it!”
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This sounds cool and you can bank on my picking up the eventual first issue that will be coming down the pike thanks to this agreement. I’ve always been a fan of “Morbius” since his first appearance in “Amazing Spider-Man” #101 and all his encounters with the web-slinger and his time during “The Midnight Sons” run of titles. Speaking honestly, I don’t have much faith in a film that is focused on him since Spider-Man will also be missing from this one much like the marginal “Venom” film from last year. Sony’s desire to build their own thing really doesn’t interest me and its time for Spider-man and all his cast of characters to be back home. Anyway, that’s all I have on this one and I wonder what you all think. Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com
Official Character Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morbius,_the_Living_Vampire