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Rick Remender Taking a Break from Marvel Comics After 8 Years

Comic book writer Rick Remender announced on his website Monday that he plans to "take a break" from Marvel Comics after 8 years with the company to focus more on his family and creator-owned work.

"Marvel enabled me to provide for my family as it grew, as my two children appeared into the world, and for that I am indebted and eternally grateful," Remender said in a post on his website. "They offered me their biggest flagship titles, they paid me well, and allowed me to sleep knowing my family could afford a doctor visit should one be needed, and this was not the case for most of my adult life."

Before starting at Marvel, Remender left his job in animation to write his own creator-owned comics, most notably "Fear Agent" with Image Comics. Since exclusively joining Marvel in 2009, Remender has worked on many critically acclaimed high-profile projects, including "Uncanny X-Force," "Uncanny Avengers," "Secret Avengers" and more. Most recently, Remender received mass media attention with his Sam Wilson-led "Captain America."

"I've dedicated my life to making comics. I love it. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to stop doing it," Remender continued in his post. "Thank you for caring about these stories so I can keep collaborating with these amazing people to cook them up.

"Here's to a year of creator-owned comics."

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