Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Captain America, The Last Mythos
I have some bittersweet news to report today: I am currently working on the last Mythos book.
I have been working on this series for over 3 years now, so I am happy to see the finish line up ahead, but I am also a little disappointed about not having a crack at Iron Man and Daredevil. Overall, I'm happy about it and extremely excited to look towards the next stage in my career. I've even spoken to Marvel about trying my hand at penciling, inking, and coloring.
The reasons behind this essentially boil down to my speed. Marvel would like to see more work from me on a regular basis (and I sure wouldn't argue with getting paid more often). Beyond that, Mythos hasn't been the blockbuster they were hoping for and they would like to see me on "higher profile projects."
As for Cap, the book was solicited for this month, but I am only at the halfway point. Once my exclusive contract ended back in January and I learned of the cancellation of the series, then I asked for more time to do it right (and took on some cover work as well). The last book, Fantastic Four, was a little rushed and I wanted to make sure Cap got his due. The release date has been moved to June.
I apologize to any fans who had their heart set on seeing Iron Man and Daredevil. Maybe some day. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who has supported the book. You guys are the ones who allow me to do what I love for a living.
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