Exciting news came from Marvel Entertainment recently as they have announced they have a new editor-in-chief. Axel Alonso has served this role in the company since 2011 but has now made the decision to leave. The person chosen to replace him in this role is C.B. Cebulski. Cebulski has worked at Marvel Entertainment in a full-time capacity since 2002 when he was hired to work as the associate editor. This is not Cebulski’s first promotion as in 2011, his talents and experience were recognized when he was promoted to vice president of international brand management.
Now that Cebulski is in the position of editor-in-chief, he will take on a whole new range of responsibilities. In his new role, he takes on responsibility for both the editorial and creative aspects of publishing at Marvel. It is his job to shape the ongoing sagas and characters that appear in Marvel books and also to recruit new creators. When interviewed by the New York Times, Cebulski has expressed his delight at the promotion. He has also said he feels honored to have this opportunity. Cebluski has spent 18 months in Asia recently and he has said that this has given him a greater understanding of how the characters and comics bring joy to people from all over the globe.
Now that he is editor-in-chief, he wants to make sure that everyone in the United States and the rest of the world can continue to enjoy the magic of Marvel. It is his aim to deliver stories that are both entertaining and inspirational while remaining true to the traditions of Marvel. However, he will also take into account the expanding global market. Marvel Entertainment took to Twitter to make a post expressing their own delight at having C.B. Cebulski as editor-in-chief. They told their followers that he has over 15 years of experience in the industry during which time he has established himself as one of the top talents in the industry in the capacity of an editor, a storyteller, and a recruiter.
Furthermore, they went on to say in a statement that he is one of the best-known names in the industry and he is both liked and respected in the comic industry. According to the statement. Marvel Entertainment feel he has a good understanding of the brand and the necessity to publish within the larger ecosystem at Marvel.
Dan Buckley, President at Marvel Entertainment, said that the levels of global popularity their characters had reached was unprecedented. For this reason, he wants Marvel to set a standard in the industry with their fresh storytelling that is compelling to readers. His aim is to excite both new readers and long-time fans. Buckley thinks that this is something Marvel Entertainment has managed to achieve for 75 years and that the brand has set a high-standard in superhero stories. He belies that the appointment of Cebulski will ensure these standards continue and that the new editor-in-chief can help take the Marvel brand to new heights.
Marvel Entertainment also took the time to show appreciation for Axel Alonso as he leaves the company. After his departure, Marvel posted on Twitter thanking him for his time and telling fans that Alonso had left his mark by using his vision to shape the iconic superhero stories and characters. They also wished him the best for the future.