On the heels of the Legendary Star-Lord announcement of the new July-debuting ongoing series, writer Sam Humphries has become the newest exclusive creator at Marvel Comics.
Exclusives went through a boom in the late oughts, when it seemed nearly everyone working for Marvel or DC were doing so on an exclusive basis, but don't get as many announcements of late.
The writer has been working with Marvel for about three years, having penned Ultimates and the quirky Avengers A.I., and is now launching a new ongoing series for Star-Lord just one month before the character appears on the big screen in Guardians of the Galaxy, played by Chris Pratt.
"When I first read Sam Humphries' legendarily notorious independent one-shot Our Love Is Real, I knew I was looking at a bold new voice," said Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in a press release. "And I fully expect that bold new voice to be on full display in the solo ongoing of the cosmos' most irreverent and unlikely super-hero, 'The Legendary Star-Lord'."