Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The House of Ideas Has a New Editor-in-Chief

Marvel Entertainment announced today that longtime editor Axel Alonso has been promoted to the position of editor-in-chief, while Joe Quesada—who had held the position for more than 10 years—has become the new chief creative officer for the company.

Alonso’s previous work as an editor at Marvel has included overseeing J. Michael Straczynksi’s Amazing Spider-Man run and X-Men crossovers such as Messiah CompleX and the recent Curse of the Mutants.

“It’s with tremendous pride that I announce Axel Alonso’s promotion to editor-in-chief,” Quesada said in a statement. “For over a decade, Axel’s been instrumental in bringing fresh new voices to Marvel and reinventing our biggest characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, Wolverine and so many more. He’s fought to create unique imprints like Marvel MAX while also bringing fresh new voices to the Marvel family.”

In his new role, Quesada will oversee Marvel projects in film, television, digital and more. Alonso, meanwhile, will oversee day-to-day publishing operations.

“Time and time again, Axel has proven that he is one of the very best story editors in the history of our medium and one of the finest people I know,” Quesada continued. “And, like everyone here at Marvel, he has one single focus, bringing you the best stories with the best characters in all of comicdom. That’s why I have no doubt that Axel will bring Marvel Comics to greater heights than it’s ever known!"

To read the official announcement, visit Marvel.com

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