MARVEL NAMES AXEL ALONSO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jan 7, 2011 23:22:29 GMT -5
Post by Mark Caringer on Jan 7, 2011 23:22:29 GMT -5
Marvel Worldwide has announced that it has promoted Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment.
In this new role, Alonso will report to Dan Buckley Publisher & President, Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide. Alonso will oversee day-to-day aspects of Marvel's publishing division, including advising on the editorial creative direction, developing story lines and initiatives. Additionally, Alonso will work on creative aspects of development of larger corporate initiatives involving Marvel's library of characters.
"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," said Joe Quesada, chief creative officer at Marvel and the previous editor-in-chief. "He's fought to create unique imprints like Marvel MAX while also bringing fresh new voices to the Marvel family."
Working in comics for more than 15 years, Alonso began at Marvel in 2000 as a senior editor and was promoted to vice president, executive editor in 2010.
"Marvel has a great history of the most dynamic and memorable EiCs in comics history and I'm honored to step into this role," Alonso said. "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."
As part of the initiative, Quesada will focus on overseeing Marvel's creative endeavors in film, television, publishing, digital and more.