ARDIAN SYAF 'Terminated' By MARVEL Following X-MEN: GOLD Controversy

X-Men: Gold #1
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Artist Ardian Syaf has been released from his contract with Marvel comics after he hid political and religious references into the art of X-Men: Gold #1.

"Marvel has terminated Ardian Syaf’s contract effective immediately," said the publisher in a statement. "X-Men: Gold #2 and #3 featuring his work have already been sent to the printer and will continue to ship bi-weekly. Issues #4, #5, and #6 will be drawn by R. B. Silva and issues #7, #8, and #9 will be drawn by Ken Lashley. A permanent replacement artist will be assigned to X-Men: Gold in the coming weeks.”

Syaf previously responded to the controversy, saying "My career is over," with no clarification at that time of what the assertion meant. 

X-Men: Gold #2 is scheduled to be released April 19.

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