DC Entertainment announced that it signed writer Tom King, and artists Clay Mann and John Timms to exclusives deals to produce content for DC Comics and Vertigo.
Tom King has quickly become a fan favorite writer, making a mark with his edgy, dramatic work on OMEGA MEN, GRAYSON (with co-writer Tim Seeley), ROBIN WAR and Vertigo’s SHERIFF OF BABYLON. The former CIA intelligence operative now calls DC his exclusive home, and will play a major role in the new REBIRTH initiative scheduled for June.
“To me, DC is Superman. DC is Batman. DC is Wonder Woman. DC is Swamp Thing, The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, All Star Superman, The New 52 and The Court of Owls,” said Tom King in a prepared statement. “DC is where the great comics get made. I’m honored and proud to be part of that tradition, and I’m going to do my best to deliver my best work ever. I can’t wait for people to see what’s coming.”
You know Clay Mann from his work on the highly successful Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death written by Amy Chu, while Tom King’s work has been featured on the cover of the Harley Quinn books.
“Clay’s rock solid structure and keen eye for composition really made his work stand out,” noted DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee in the same prepared press release. “And I really love John’s expressive figure work and fresh, kinetic energy. Their styles are different but they both accomplish the same goal – they simply pull the readers directly into the story, and that’s exactly what we need more of.”
With news about Rebirth just around the corner (quite possibly today), DC Entertainment is certainly setting up its talent to hopefully knock it out of the park come May and June.