'I Have No Immediate Plans' Says STUART IMMONEN on 'Retirement'

Credit: Stuart Immonen/Wade Von Grawbadger (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Marvel Comics

Stuart Immonen has confirmed to Newsarama that he is taking a break from comics industry - but he isn't necessarily done with comic books completely.

This comes following a statement from his longtime inker Wade von Grawbadger saying that Immonen was "retired" after this week's Amazing Spider-Man #800 - but as Immonen tells Newsarama, the door isn't completely closed.

Credit: Marvel Comics

"My exclusive agreement with Marvel wound down some time ago. Everyone involved is happily still on good terms," Immonen told Newsarama. "As to the rest, I have no immediate plans; if the right project with the right collaborators came along, I would of course consider it. For the moment however, Kathryn and I are enthusiastically devoting our time and energy to non-work matters."

Immonen's creator-owned series Empress (with writer Mark Millar) was optioned for a feature film in 2015, and his OGN Sebastian X (with writer Michaelangelo La Neve) is in development as a movie with director Martin Campbell.

Both Stuart and Kathryn Immonen are scheduled for a signing Wednesday evening for Amazing Spider-Man #800 at Toronto's the Beguiling.

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