Marvel has announced via press release that Andrea Sorrentino has signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. To commemorate the event, the publisher has released new artwork from "All-New X-Men" #38, the fourth chapter of Marvel's "Black Vortex" event, which sees the cosmically super-charged Gamora, Beast and Angel unleashed on an alien world. You can check it out below.
"I'm very, very excited about this new chapter of my career," said Sorrentino in the press release. "I've always been a huge fan of Marvel characters and I'm thrilled at what is coming in the next couple years now that I've joined the family full-time."
Sorrentino, whose previous Marvel work includes "All-New X-Men Annual" and "Uncanny X-Men Annual," will soon launch "Old Man Logan" alongside writer Brian Michael Bendis as part of the "Secret Wars" event.
"I really can’t express how thrilled I am to work with Brian Bendis on the new 'Old Man Logan' series," said Sorrentino of his upcoming gig. "I'm working on my favorite take of my favorite Marvel character and I really can't wait for readers to see what we have ready for them and for Logan this May with 'Old Man Logan' #1!"
Official press release
MARVEL ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH ARTIST
New York, NY (February 24, 2015) - Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce the exclusive agreement with incoming Old Man Logan artist, Andrea Sorrentino.
“I’m very, very excited about this new chapter of my career,” says Andrea Sorrentino of his exclusive agreement. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Marvel characters and I’m thrilled at what is coming in the next couple years now that I’ve joined the family full-time.”
Following critically acclaimed runs at DC Comics, Sorrentino made a splash in late 2014 with his Marvel debut, providing art for the Uncanny X-Men Annual and All-New X-Men Annual. This May, he will launch his first series for Marvel, re-teaming with superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis for the debut of OLD MAN LOGAN #1.
“Andrea brings a completely unique style to the Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “From his page layouts to his design sensibilities, each and every pages is a treat. We’re looking forward to a lot of great things from him. I can’t wait for fans to get their hands on Old Man Logan later this year.”
“I really can’t express how thrilled I am to work with Brian Bendis on the new Old Man Logan series,” continued Sorrentino. “I’m working on my favorite take of my favorite Marvel character and I really can’t wait for readers to see what we have ready for them and for Logan this May with OLD MAN LOGAN #1!”
Though he may not have been at Marvel for long, Sorrentino’s bold style and incomparable storytelling skills have proven to be a valuable asset to the Marvel Universe. Quickly establishing himself as one of the industry’s brightest rising stars, Sorrentino’s artwork can also be seen this week in the pages of All-New X-Men #38 – the latest chapter of the Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Crossover.
“Working with Andrea Sorrentino is an editor’s dream,” says Marvel Executive Editor Mike Marts. “Not only is he a consummate professional, meeting every crazy deadline we throw at him—he’s also at the top of his game artistically. I have rarely seen an artist approach each page with the same rabid enthusiasm that Andrea does. He’s continually experimenting and challenging himself to find new ways to tell the story. I’m looking forward to many long years of collaboration with him!”
Once again, Marvel is excited to welcome Andrea Sorrentino’s unique style and epic visuals exclusively to OLD MAN LOGAN #1, the Marvel Universe and future Marvel projects to be announced!