Marvel Entertainment has announced that C.B. Cebulski will become the new Editor-in-Chief for the company’s comics division.
Cebuslki will replace Axel Alonso, who has “mutually parted ways with the company”. Alonso was named Editor-in-Chief in January of 2011.
“C.B. is one of the most well-known, liked and respected editors and personalities in the comics industry. He has a keen understanding of the Marvel brand, and knows the importance of publishing within the larger Marvel ecosystem,” said Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley in a statement. “As our characters continue to reach unprecedented levels of global popularity, we need to ensure our core comic business sets the standard with fresh and compelling graphic storytelling that excites both our longtime fan base and new fans. Marvel has set a high bar for super hero stories for over 75 years, and we believe C.B. is perfectly positioned to take Marvel Comics to new heights.”
Cebulski began working with Marvel in 2002 as a writer for the Mangaverse line and eventually rose to the rank of Associate Editor under Ralph Macchio. After briefly departing the company, Cebulski returned to Marvel and became a talent scout and Senior Vice President of Creator & Content Development. Cebluski was a major contributor in the hiring of such big names as Jonathan Hickman, Skottie Young, Adi Granov, Sara Pichelli, Phil Noto, and Steve McNiven.
Cebulski has been living in Shangai for the last 18 months overseeing Marvel’s interests in Asia, where he led to the company partnering with Japan’s Kodansha, Korea’s Daum, and China’s NetEase, but will be moving to New York to begin his new position.
“I hope to continue capturing that creative magic here at home, and deliver inspirational and entertaining stories that are true to the classic Marvel DNA, but built with an expanding global mindset,” he said.
Alonso’s withdrawal is another big move from Marvel to shake things up and attempt new a new direction following the departure of Brian Michael Bendis to DC Comics.
“Axel Alonso leaves an incredible mark at Marvel. His vision shaped some of our most iconic Super Heroes and stories. We wish him the best,” said an official tweet from Marvel Comics.
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