Marvel Entertainment Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief

Mr. Alonso will oversee all day to day aspects of Marvel’s Publishing division.

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Marvel Worldwide, Inc announced today that it has promoted Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment.  In this new role, Mr. Alonso will report to Dan Buckley Publisher & President, Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide Inc. Mr. Alonso will oversee all day to day aspects of Marvel’s Publishing division, including advising on the editorial creative direction, developing new storylines and brainstorming new initiatives. Additionally, Mr. Alonso will work on creative aspects of development of larger corporate initiatives involving Marvel’s popular library of characters. The announcement was made today by Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment.

Mr. Quesada stated, "It’s with tremendous pride that I announce Axel Alonso’s promotion to Editor-In-Chief. 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."

Working in comics for over 15 years, Mr. Alonso began working at Marvel in 2000 as a Senior Editor and was promoted to Vice President, Executive Editor in 2010. Overseeing acclaimed runs of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and X-MEN, in addition to shepherding groundbreaking projects such as X-STATIX and RAWHIDE KID, Mr. Alonso developed a reputation for bringing readers the unexpected and the electrifying. He also oversaw cross-promotional projects such as the creative collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and ESPN The Magazine on their recent NBA Preview issue, which drew attention across the world from mainstream media for it’s innovation.

"Marvel has a great history of the most dynamic and memorable EiCs in comics history and I’m honored to step into this role," said Axel Alonso. "I’ve been blessed to work with some of the most creative men and women in the world, bringing to life some of the most compelling stories you’ll find in any medium. This new role provides me with exciting challenges and prospects I’ve never encountered before, but I know one thing—Marvel’s getting even bigger in 2011."

"Most of you know Axel from his high profile job as Vice President, Executive Editor and the man behind some of our very best and edgiest books," added Joe Quesada. "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.  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!"

As part of this strategic initiative, Joe Quesada will focus on his duties as Chief Creative Officer, overseeing Marvel’s creative endeavors in film, television, publishing, digital and more. In his ten-year tenure as Editor-In-Chief, Mr. Quesada was instrumental in Marvel’s rise to prominence as a global entertainment juggernaut and the increased profile of the comic book medium. Mr. Quesada brings his expertise and experience to further strengthen the Marvel brand as a leader in worldwide entertainment.

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novaman74
novaman74

So whose job is it to fire the tech people that let all this spam onto the message boards?Also, congratulations to Mr. Alonso.

Beerman5000
Beerman5000

I'm looking forward to seeing you shine, Alonso. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

X-MYK
X-MYK

Continuity, Continuity, Continuity...please, seriously bring back continuity across all the Marvel Universe Books. It's beutiful when it's like that. I love when a character is missing in one book for a story because he is in another book teaming up. Or when events in a major title are mentioned, or slightly inpacted by other titles events. Makes me want to run out and purchase the other books I normally don't collect (if the story is good). We don't need seperate universes (Avengers Universe, Spider-Man U, X-Men (don't get me started) U's. Rant over..I can't wait to see where this change will take us.

gliptiitude
gliptiitude

Please stop publishing these kid verions of the characters. Lower the quality of printing to bring cover prices down. Reprint excerpts of classic stuff in the backs of new issues to inspire solid story telling and art.

GTOMessiah
GTOMessiah

He got a promotion - Hes C.C.O of Marvel Entertainment.

julio_p_83
julio_p_83

Congrats Axel! See if you can top Joe Q

mcconnell12
mcconnell12

Congrats to you and please fix the spider-man continuity to undo one more day please. Maybe i will start to read spider-man again.

gakedw
gakedw member

Axel does good work, but I just hope another change at the top doesn't take Marvel in another bizarre direction......God knows we are paying way too much now for what we get.

ANJ2099
ANJ2099

How about this as your first decision as eic and bring comic prices down to earth so ordinary comic fans can collect again.

RiPiTuP
RiPiTuP

It looks like Marvel is an amazing place to work and live. I love my career in IT but remember my dreams as a a comic artist and creator and only dreamed of what Axel has accomplished. Many congrats!

rchurst
rchurst

Maybe the biggest comics company in the world will hire me as an editor because - once again! - I've found a mistake in one of their news releases! The word is its, not it's! (3rd paragraph, last sentence)

moogerfooger22
moogerfooger22 plus member

for the love of god. can't the biggest frigid comics company in the world afford to get this spamming !*#?@$ off the comment boards? how hard is it?

MarkRyanKelly
MarkRyanKelly

THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER, THE DOG DAYS ARE DONE! Can you hear the killed off women? CAUSE HERE THEY COME!!!!!

X-MYK
X-MYK

Congratulations!! Now get on making the Marvel Comics App for IPad to access MDCU subscriptions Thanx, your the best..

dgazzuol
dgazzuol

I read this post with the Marko Djurdjevic "Avengers" poster right behind me on my wall at work, just like Axel in his photo above. I'm basically Axel...minus the sweet new title.