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One of Wizard’s “Five Writers to Watch in 2011”, Humphries’ work on independent and creator-owned comics such as Our Love is Real initially caught Marvel’s attention for his unique style, wit, and creativity. Humphries creator-owned work eventually led to his first work at Marvel on the limited series John Carter: The Gods of Mars and later Ultimate Comics: Ultimates.
Reflecting on how he got started at Marvel, Humphries said “”In 2011, I self-published a comic called Our Love Is Real which, because of its unconventional subject matter, quickly became infamous. Then-Senior Editor Stephen Wacker brought it to the attention of Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, who gave me a call pretty much out of the blue. He said, ‘Are you ready to get into the mix at Marvel?’ I said, ‘Before you sign me up, before we get involved — I just want to make sure — you have read Our Love Is Real and you know what it is about, right?!’ I’m thankful they’ve trusted me with their books and characters ever since.”
He may not have been at Marvel long, but in the span of a few years Humphries has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the Marvel Universe and become a fan-favorite writer. After his time in the Ultimate Universe, which saw Captain America become President of the United States, Humphries made the jump into the Marvel Universe proper during the company’s Marvel NOW! initiative. Under the Marvel NOW! banner, Humphries launched a new volume of the popular Uncanny X-Force series and the fan-favorite sci-fi epic Avengers A.I.â€¨â€¨July 2014 sees Humphries lend his pen to the highly anticipated The Legendary Star-Lord #1, a new ongoing series starring the brazen outlaw and leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
â€¨”When I first read Sam Humphries’ legendarily notorious independent one-shot Our Love Is Real, I knew I was looking at a bold new voice,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. Â “And I fully expect that bold new voice to be on full display in the solo ongoing of the cosmos’ most irreverent and unlikely super-hero, ‘The Legendary Star-Lord’.”
When asked what’s most exciting about taking on the new series, Humphries responded “Star-Lord is a space cowboy in the classic Marvel mold — a swaggering adventurer who strives to do the right thing. I’m excited to write The Legendary Star-Lord because it not only explores the cosmic realm of the Marvel Universe, but also the heart of a heroic scoundrel.”
Once again, Marvel is excited to welcome Sam Humphries’ unique blend of action and humor exclusively to The Legendary Star-Lord, the Marvel Universe and future Marvel projects.
Humphries writing can be found in the pages of the highly anticipated The Legendary Star-Lord #1. For more information, visit Marvel.com. Please also visit the writers website, samhumphries.com and find him on Twitter at @SamHumphries.
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