DC Signs artist Ian Churchill to exclusive

Artist Ian Churchill, known for his work on Marvel's "Cable" and "Uncanny X-Men," has signed a two-year exclusive agreement with DC Comics.

"I returned from my two-year world trip to find some unexpected changes in the comic book industry and some great things happening at DC Comics," Churchill said in a Press Release issued by DC. "Staying in contact with Eddie Berganza during my absence, we started talking on my return about possible projects for me at DC. I'm excited to be in the position to tackle some of the most recognizable icons the industry has to offer and more importantly, I'm passionate about drawing again as a result. Bring it on!"

Churchill's been away from comics for a while now. As he stated above, that's due to a two-year world trip which took him to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, United States, Canada and parts of Europe according to an interview with Newsarama.

"I am very excited to have Ian working exclusively here at DC," said Group Editor Eddie Berganza in the release. "His artwork is so dynamic it leaps off the page. Don't take my word for it, just check out the work he did on 'Superman' #180 where the Man of Steel faced off against Dracula! The detail was amazing and his Lois... wow! His artwork captures the larger-than-life attitude we have going on in the DCU, and Ian's heroes kick major butt!"

Churchill's work for DC can first be seen on the cover of "Outsiders" #12, coming this May.

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