Official Press Release
In last month’s Exiles #22, loyal readers of the fan-favorite title got a
sneak peek of art from the series’ new, then-unnamed, regular penciler.
Since then Previews for titles on-sale in May 2003 have revealed that the
artist is one Clayton Henry, who begins his run in May with EXILES #26, the
beginning of the 2-part story arc “HARD CHOICES”!
As it’s written by Uncanny X-Men’s Chuck Austen and features the return of
Magik into the pages of an ongoing series, readers already have two good
reasons to check out EXILES #26. But what the issue will ultimately be
remembered for is the debut of Marvel‘s latest creative find. Henry joins a
growing list of new artistic talent – like Olivier Coipel, Adrian Alphona,
Skottie Young, the Lai Brothers, Phillip Tan, Francisco Ruiz Velasco and
others – who are infusing Marvel with a new youthful energy.
“The name Clayton Henry may not ring a bell with readers right now, but in
just a few months that’s all going to change, and fans in the know can check
out his first work in EXILES,” said series editor Mike Raicht. “We already
have Clayton’s first two issues in hand and it just gets better and better
page by page. He’s bringing a great animation flavor to the book and EXILES
couldn’t be in better hands. Fans are in for a real nice surprise.”
EXILES #22 goes on sale May 7th and retailers are reminded its Final Order
Cut-off date is April 17th.