Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weekend Headlines - Marvel Comic Book News


Letterer-turned-writer Ed Brison has signed an exclusive agreement with Marvel Entertainment. This follows his work on the ongoing titles Iron Fist and Old Man Logan, and his upcoming run on Cable beginning with "Marvel Legacy."

“I've been a huge Marvel fan since I was a kid. I grew up with stacks of Spider-Man, Punisher, Daredevil, Ghost Rider and X-Men littering my bedroom floor. The comics would be in tatters because I would read them repeatedly, often having to tape the covers back on,” said Brisson. “I remember being on vacation when 'Kraven's Last Hunt' was coming out and begging my mom to drive me a half hour to the closest town with a convenience store so that I wouldn't miss out on the latest issue. It's still surreal to me that I'm currently writing some of those characters that I grew up reading. I don't know that I'll ever get over that feeling. I hope that I don't.”

The Canadian creator debuted in the comic book industry back in 2008 as a letter, and segued in recent years to writing full-time. His first Marvel writing work was Secret Avengers #10 in December 2013.

“Right now, I'm happy to keep on doing what I've been doing,” he added. “I've been having a blast writing Iron Fist. He's one of my favourite characters in the Marvel Universe and I think that Mike Perkins and I have been doing some pretty interesting stuff with him, adding things to his mythology that will hopefully be felt for years to come."

Marvel did not specify the length of Brisson's exclusive agreement, or any caveats for creator-owned work.