The DC universe has just lost another legendary creator. Marvel Entertainment announced that Patrick Gleason has jumped off our ship, and boarded onto theirs. This isn’t the first time it’s happened, but sad nonetheless. Gleason has signed an exclusive contract with Marvel and will start with a short story in Amazing Spider-Man #25. Gleason has helped with numerous New York Times bestselling titles including Batman and Robin, Green Lantern Corps, Aquaman, JLA, and Welcome to the Working Week with Patton Oswalt.

“Pat and I started our comic book careers together almost two decades ago, and ever since joining Marvel, he’s an artist I’ve been dying to work with here, to have him draw our incredible characters,” said Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “I’m thrilled that the stars have now aligned and Pat’s joined us in the hallowed halls of the House of ideas. Trust me, the contributions he’s going to make to our comics are going to mind-blowing!”

“I am so pumped to be joining the Marvel family as a newly exclusive artist and writer,” said Gleason. “C.B. and everyone at Marvel have been so welcoming and enthusiastic about what we are going to do together, and it’s been nothing short of awesome! Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of working with their iconic, and now world-renowned heroes. It’s exhilarating at this point in my career to reach a new high point, and to be drawing the Amazing Spider-Man! I can’t wait for fans of the Marvel Universe to see the crazy and exciting comics we’re going to make together!”

Gleason’s inaugural announcement came at the Marvel Comics: Make Mine Marvel panel at Fan Expo Dallas. Marvel will start to reveal more of Gleason’s stunning art, but we’re sad to see him go from our DC world. Let’s all wish Mr. Gleason well in his new role and someday we’ll see him return to our corner of the world.

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