Artist Marcelo Ferreira Signs Exclusive Deal With Marvel

by James Ferguson

Marvel Comics has scooped up another great artist, signing Marcelo Ferreira to an exclusive agreement. We’ve seen his work on titles like War of the Realms: Punisher, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, and Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool and we’ll soon see more of it in Morbius: The Living Vampire with writer Vita Ayala, debuting in November.
Marcelo Ferreira says:

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. Starting with Morbius, I am sure we will be able to deliver great comics to the fans for another year and on!

Judging from his previous work, I can’t wait to see what he brings to a title like Morbius. His style seems perfectly suited for that world.
Writer Vita Ayala added:

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. 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!

This news was originally announced at New York Comic Con’s Retailer Panel.
Editor Devin Lewis says:

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. 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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