My initial doubts quickly faded, the moment I had a long chat with Ales — with whom I have talked, many times before, about collaborating on something. His ideas, coupled to the complete openness to whatever crazy idea I had and (very important) Marvel up-front saying, “Hey dude, do your thing, go nuts!” turned any doubt into a no-brainer and enthusiastic “Hell Yes!”
From then on chaos ensued. [Laughs]
Artist Marco Rudy on Marvel’s new Winter Soldier series, which he is working on with writer Ales Kot. I think both of these creators are tremendous talents. Nevertheless, I expect this to be one of the most polarising new books that Marvel will put out this year, if only for the fact that Rudy’s work challenges the traditional aesthetic of superhero art in a manner that arguably goes beyond that of even some of his great contemporaries at the publisher.