On February 18th, DC Entertainment announced that they had signed writer Tom King (OMEGA MEN, SHERIFF OF BABYLON, GRAYSON) and artists Clay Mann (POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH) and John Timms (HARLEY QUINN) to exclusive deals.
Speaking about the announcement, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee said ““DC Entertainment is proud and thrilled to secure the services of these amazing talents. Speaking personally as a fan of their impressive work, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board for the long haul. We’ve seen the incredible fan response thus far and all I can add is: hold on tight, this is just the beginning!”
King is expected to pay a major role in DC’s upcoming Rebirth initiative this June, and spoke with excitement about the announcement, saying “”To me, DC is Superman. DC is Batman. DC is Wonder Woman. DC is Swamp Thing, The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, All Star Superman, The New 52 and The Court of Owls. DC is where the great comics get made. I’m honored and proud to be part of that tradition, and I’m going to do my best to deliver my best work ever. I can’t wait for people to see what’s coming.”
Regarding the signing of rising star artists Mann and Timms, Lee said “Clay’s rock solid structure and keen eye for composition really made his work stand out,” noted DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee. “And I really love John’s expressive figure work and fresh, kinetic energy. Their styles are different but they both accomplish the same goal – they simply pull the readers directly into the story, and that’s exactly what we need more of.”
King, Mann and Timms will join DC’s rock-solid roster of exclusive talent, including the likes of Bryan Hitch, Peter J. Tomasi and Tony Daniel.
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