DC Signs Ethan Van Sciver, Jerry Ordway to Exclusives

DC Comics this afternoon announced the singings of artist Ethan Van Sciver and Jerry Ordway to exclusive agreements with the company. Both artists signed two year exclusive agreements.

"DC Comics and I are finally going steady," Van Sciver, the artist of "The Flash: Iron Heights" and "New X-Men" said in a press release. "It's a distinct honor and a privilege to join the ranks of DC exclusives, and I wish to thank Dan DiDio, Joey Cavalieri, Peter Tomasi, Stephen Wacker and all of the editors and staff who have made the past year so enjoyable and exciting for me. I'm grateful to be recognized as one of the creators who DC doesn't like to share with other companies. That's love reciprocated. With 'Batman/Catwoman: Trail of a Gun' and several 'Flash' covers completed and ready for release later this year, I'm looking forward to the challenges that 2004 will bring, and anticipating the monumental project that comes with the signing of this contract."

"Ethan is a very accomplished creator on the verge of becoming a comic book superstar, said Dan DiDio, DC's VP - Editorial in a release. "Ethan's style and attention to detail is exactly what we are looking for as we continue to push and improve on the caliber of our storytelling. He is a welcome new addition to the DC family."

Accoridng to DC, "Batman/Catwoman: Trail of a Gun" is a 2-part prestige format mini series written by Ann Nocenti with art and covers by Van Sciver. Issue #1 will be solicited in the June issue of Previews and scheduled to arrive in stores in August.

In a separate release, DC announced that artist Jerry Ordway, known for his extensive work for the publisher, has also gone exclusive with DC.

"I have had many great experiences in 20-plus years in this business, and most have happened while working for DC Comics," said Ordway in a press release. "I'm thrilled to be working exclusively for DC, with editors like Scott Dunbier, Mike Carlin, Peter Tomasi and others over the next two years, doing a job I love."

"Jerry Ordway is a tremendous talent whose artistic style is in the best tradition of classic Golden Age illustrators - but without ever feeling dated," said Scott Dunbier, Executive Editor - WildStorm in a release. "I look forward to continuing our working relationship."

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