Marvel Comics has announced the inductees in to the 2018 ‘Young Guns’ program. The program aims to spotlight and commend up and coming, emergent comic book illustrators and artists that Marvel believe will be the future of the business.
Marvel’s New Editor-In-Chief, C.B. Cebulski said; “I still clearly remember the launch of Marvel’s original Young Guns campaign over a decade ago, crafted as an innovative way to recognize and promote the upcoming artists we believed in—and knew would one day be superstars!”
Prior program members have included Sara Pichelli, David Finch, Steve McNiven, Lenil F. Yu, Francesco Mattina, Nick Bradshaw, Adi Granov, Clayton Crain and others.
As noted below, variant covers from the ‘Young Guns’ will be available in comic book shops nationwide beginning on January 31st!
2018’s Young Guns inductees are:
- Pepe Larraz, artist on AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER
- Javier Garrón, artist on a secret upcoming project
- Marco Checchetto, artist on OLD MAN HAWKEYE
- Aaron Kuder, artist on INFINITY COUNTDOWN
- Mike Del Mundo, artist on a secret upcoming project
- Russell Dauterman, artist on MIGHTY THOR
Congratulations to this year’s inductees!
Marvel is proud to announce the next generation of gifted artists for this year’s Young Guns program!
Originally launched in 2004, each year’s Young Guns selections represent the best and brightest early-career artists in the comic book industry. Previous Young Guns have left their mark through some of Marvel’s greatest heroes, with alumni like Jim Cheung, Steve McNiven, Leinil Yu, Daniel Acuña, David Marquez, Sara Pichelli, and many more drawing some of Marvel’s biggest events and launching groundbreaking new series.
Starting on January 31, in addition to their regular series, each of the Young Guns will create a special limited exclusive variant cover for six new books, including AVENGERS #678, X-MEN: RED #1, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3, DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1, BLACK PANTHER #170, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797! Check your local retailer for variant availability!
For the full release, see this link: https://news.marvel.com/comics/83359/marvels-young-guns-2018/