Marvel Entertainment Announces New Editor-In-Chief
Marvel Entertainment has seen some challenges as the months have gone on, from drops in sales, to negative reports over the release of the new Marvel Legacy imprint, Briant Michael Bendis departing and signing an exclusive deal with DC Comics, and now Editor-In-Chief since 2011, Axel Alonso has seemingly departed from Marvel Comics and has been replaced by the annoucement of new Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski.
Early this morning, the New York Times released the story:
“It’s crazy. It’s an honor. I’m blown away by the opportunity,” Mr. Cebulski said in a telephone interview from his home in Shanghai. He said he wants to foster talent at each step of creating a comic “We always hear about the writers and artists, but people forget the inkers and the colorists and the letters,” he said. “Each of them is an artist in their own right.
After a stint as a translator and a freelance writer, Mr. Cebulski joined Marvel full time in 2002 as an associate editor. In 2011, he became the vice president of international brand management for the company. In his new role, Mr. Cebulski will be responsible for the editorial and creative side of Marvel’s publishing division. His duties will include recruiting new talent and helping shape the ongoing sagas of the company’s heroes.
C.B. Cebulski is well known for his work with the company since the 1990’s working as Talent Liason, traveling to find the best of the best to join Marvel and create the best books. Bringing in Talent Such as Miles Morales Co-Creator Sara Pichelli, famed variant cover creator and comic artist Skottie Young, and many others were amoung those Cebulski recruited. With it being very apparent that Marvel has fallen under hard times with their recent loses financially and creatively, Cebulski being elevated in a place where he can hopefully benefit Marvel in a major way is a move that of crucial importance currently.