Marvel has announced an exclusive agreement with Sam Humphries, who was recently announced as the writer for The Legendary Star Lord series (see "Marvel Preps New 'Star Lord' Comic & 'Art of Guardians'").
Named one of Wizard’s "Five Writers to Watch in 2011," Humphries’ worked on independent and creator-owned comics including  Our Love is Real and Sacrifice  before working on Marvel’s John Carter: The Gods of Mars limited series, Ultimate Comics: Ultimates, Uncanny X-Force, and Avengers A. I.
"When I first read Sam Humphries' legendarily notorious independent one-shot Our Love Is Real, I knew I was looking at a bold new voice," said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  "And I fully expect that bold new voice to be on full display in the solo ongoing of the cosmos' most irreverent and unlikely super-hero, The Legendary Star-Lord."
Marvel also recently signed an exclusive agreement with Mahmud A. Asrar (see "Asrar Goes Exclusive with Marvel") and announced Asrar as a member of "The All-New Young Guns" (see "Marvel Announces 2014 'All-New Young Guns'"), who are all, coincidentally, producing variant covers for July’s The Legendary Star Lord #1.