Here’s some news from this weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con, announced today at the show’s “Marvel: Next Big Thing” panel and confirmed by the subject on Twitter: Nick Spencer, current writer of Iron Man 2.0 and soon-to-be writer of Secret Avengers, is the latest creator to sign an exclusive deal with Marvel Comics.
The news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise: he’s got two (that we know of!) monthly books at the publisher, and his DC work seems to have slowed down — he only ended up co-writing one issue of Supergirl after being originally announced as the new series writer, and his Jimmy Olsen storyline that started as an Action Comics back-up in the pre-”holding the line at $2.99″ era wraps up in a one-shot this month.
As these things tend to go, it’s not affecting his creator-owned work (like Morning Glories and The Infinite Vacation at Image) or things he has already ongoing, namely DC Comics series T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. (That’s right, I made it through a whole blog post about Nick Spencer’s rapid success in the comic book industry without using the term “meteoric rise.” Well, until just now. But still, feeling good about it.)