The long-time Marvel Comics artist Mike Deodato has revealed his plans to leave the company, according to a Facebook post. Following his upcoming run on Savage Avengers with writer Gerry Duggan, Deodato will dedicate himself to creator-owned work.
When I was a boy I dreamt to one day become a Marvel artist. I grew up reading Avengers, Captain America, Spider-Man and, since my father was already an artist in Brazil, I decided I would do the same, but drawing the heroes that made my childhood so great.
And I’ve been living my dream with those characters for 24 years!
I’ve loved every second of it.
Now I’m 56 and I have a new dream: to be a creator-owned artist. I wanna dedicate my full time to create my own books and characters.
Deodato’s time at Marvel saw him working on titles including Thor, Elektra, Incredible Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Thanos, Infinity Wars, and Old Man Logan. Or pretty much every title.