DC Locks Down More Talent, Orlando, Shaner, and Merino
DC Entertainment continues to expand its roster of top name talent, announcing today that it has reached agreements with writer Steve Orlando, along with artists Evan “Doc” Shaner and Jesus Merino to create comic book content solely for the publisher’s DC Comics and Vertigo imprints.
An accomplished comics writer and scripter, Orlando is no stranger to DCE, receiving critical acclaim from outlets including Polygon.com (“Best Comics of 2015”), New York Times, io9.com (“Top 20 Comics of 2015”) and a nomination from GLAAD in the “Outstanding Comic Book” category for his run on Midnighter, the first openly gay male character to star in a comic book. Orlando has also contributed to the DC Super Hero universe with writing credits for Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam!
Recently announced as the artist for DCE’s Future Quest title with writer Jeff Parker, Evan “Doc” Shaner is no stranger to DCE either, having provided art for titles like Adventures of Superman, Convergence: Shazam! and Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern.
Spanish artist Jesus Merino has been creating artwork for DC for the past fifteen years. As a penciller, inker and cover artist, he has worked on such titles as Superman, Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash, The New 52: Futures End and The Flash, among others.
Orlando, Shaner and Merino are the newest names to be added to this roster, following the announcement last month of talent signings for writer Tom King (Grayson, Omega Men, Robin War), Clay Mann (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death) and John Timms (Harley Quinn).