Marvel Comics Has A New Editor-In-Chief

Lawrence Kim
November 18, 2017

Cebulski will be replacing Axel Alonso who has served the company in that role since 2011, but is now leaving. A year later, Alonso took over the position of Marvel Editor-in-Chief from Joe Quesada. No reason has been given for Alonso's decision, nor has there been any announcement of what Alonso's plans are. The company released a statement Friday announcing the appointment of C. B. Cebulski as editor in chief.

Cebulski began his career editing manga for Central Park Media, then joined Marvel as an associate editor in 2002. He edited the soon-to-be Hulu adapted Runaways, and wrote a well-received semi-follow up, The Loners, and worked on a number of other high-profile Marvel projects. Cebulski left Marvel to pursue freelance work in 2006, but returned to Marvel within a year.

For the past six years, Cebulski has played a key role in Marvel's global expansion, serving as their VP of International Development Brand Management, then their VP of Marvel Brand Management and Development, Asia. He has also helped introduce fresh new creative styles to the company's world-renowned Super Hero franchises across comics, animation and games through the recruitment and development of numerous worldwide artists and writers.

According to an official statement from Marvel Comics, Cebulski will "oversee all day-to-day editorial and creative aspects of Marvel's publishing division" and will further "Marvel's efforts to expand the publishing division internationally". This includes the recruiting of new creators and the shaping of ongoing sagas for the various characters throughout the Marvel books. Marvel has also highlighted Cebulski's abilties as a talent recruiter, citing some of the writers and artists he's hired at the company, including Steven McNiven, Jonathan Hickman, and Skottie Young. "We always hear about the writers and artists, but people forget the inkers and the colorists and the letters", Cebulski told the New York Times.

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