Marcelo Ferreira, slated to provide art for the upcoming Morbius series, has signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics, the company announced last week at the New York Comic Con Retailer Panel.  Over the last 12 months, Ferreira has seen his work appear in Marvel titles such as War of the Realms: Punisher, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, and Absolute Carnage vs Deadpool. His art will feature prominently in the pages of the forthcoming Morbius on-going series, with writer Vita Ayala(Livewire, Shuri, Marvel Knights), set to arrive in stores in November (see “New ‘Morbius’ from Marvel in November”). 

This will mark the character’s third solo title for Marvel. Morbius, also known as the Living Vampire, was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in 1971 in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man. The launch of the new title will coincide with the release of a movie starring Morbius played by actor Jared Leto, set for release in July of 2020 (see “’Morbius’ Gets Release Date”).