Mike Deodato: Marvel No More

Artist Mike Deodato has announced that he will leave Marvel Comics to pursue the lucrative world of post-Marvel creator-owned books. In an 8-tweet announcement on Twitter, Deodato said that he has achieved his dream by drawing his childhood faves at Marvel and now has a new dream to work on his own creations. Deodato had nothing but praise for his colleagues at Marvel and his time there, but said that it's time for a change at age 56.

Deodato noted that he told Marvel about his decision a year ago, something he says brought him to tears as the Twitter announcement is doing now. His last day working for the company will be June 14th, but the recently announced Savage Avengers, which Deodato called a farewell gift from Marvel to him, allowing him to revisit his favorite characters one more time, will continue to be published for a few months after that.

Read Dedodato's full statement below.

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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