Local creator’s first Marvel work debuts in April

S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity

Marvel Comics' S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity features a story drawn by Kevin Mellon.

Local comics creator Kevin Mellon has illustrated a story for Marvel Comics’ S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity one-shot comic book. “This is my first Marvel work,” Mellon writes on his blog, “and I think it came out pretty dope.”

The 8-page story is written by Jonathan Hickman, currently one of Marvel’s most buzzworthy writers.

The one-shot comic book features multiple stories related to recent events in the Marvel universe. Marvel’s promotion for the book says, “Decode the miraculous designs of Leonardo Da Vinci. Devour the truths and reel with the lies of Isaac Newton. Puzzle at the perilous predictions of Nostradamus. Discover the Forever Machines of Nikola Tesla. Stemming from the pages of the most critically-acclaimed series of 2010, Jonathan Hickman and company bring you the apocrypha of the Marvel Universe. The foundations will shake, crumble and fall.”

Kevin Mellon is a Kansas City-area artist and writer whose previous work includes Gearhead, Thirteen Steps, and Comic Book Tattoo. His upcoming work includes Lovestruck, an original graphic written by Dennis Hopeless expected to be released this summer.

The final cut-off for retailers to pre-order S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity is March 30th. Visit your local comic shop to reserve your copy. It is expected to arrive in comic shops April 13th.

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