Marvel announced in a press release today that writer Charles Soule (27, Superman/Wonder Woman) will replace Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Sex Criminals) as the writer for the forthcoming Inhuman series.
Marvel cites his solid work on Thunderbolts and other projects as their cause for selecting him, though no reasons were given for Fraction’s departure. Speculation among bloggers has leaned towards overwork, but Fraction himself had not responded to requests for comment as of the time of publication.
Rumors have circulated stating that “creative and editorial disagreements” were the cause for the change, though these are unconfirmed.
More as it develops, so keep it tuned to Capeless Crusader!
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Marvel Announces Charles Soule as New Writer of Inhuman
New York, NY (December 16th, 2013) – Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce the addition of Charles Soule as series writer for Inhuman beginning with an All-New Marvel NOW! #1.
Beginning this April, Charles will join superstar Joe Madureira (Avenging Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men) to introduce the world to Marvel’s newest super hero franchise. Born out of the events of INFINITY and the blockbuster INHUMANITY #1, Inhuman will change the landscape – and the fate – of the entire Marvel Universe.
“Years ago, young(er) Charles made up a list of Marvel characters that would be a blast to someday write – my Marvel Dream Team, basically – and the Inhumans were on that list,” says Soule, “So getting an opportunity to work with those awesome, strange, classic characters, as well as to expand the existing mythology into cool new places is pretty extraordinary. INFINITY and INHUMANITY work as amazing springboards to new stories and new characters, and I cannot wait to create them!”
“As soon as I read Charles’ first Thunderbolts script, I knew he was going to be a star,” says Marvel Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso. “His pitch for She-Hulk proved that he thought big and would bring a lot to the world-building of Inhuman.”
Don’t miss the incredible first issue of Inhuman this April!
Every first issue bearing the All-New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.
Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!
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