Marvel Comics has a new Editor-in-Chief! Taking over the coveted chair once held by Stan Lee himself is Chester “C.B.” Cebulski. Cebulski has worked for Marvel for more than 15 years in various editorial and talent acquisition roles. He replaces Axel Alonso, who held the role since 2011 before parting ways with the company, something Marvel also confirmed today.
According to Marvel’s announcement, Cebulski will “oversee all day-to-day editorial and creative aspects of Marvel’s publishing division. This includes driving the overall editorial creative vision, shaping the larger story direction of the Marvel Comics line-up, and bringing to Marvel the world’s best and brightest writers and artists. Additionally, Mr. Cebulski will be furthering Marvel’s efforts to expand the publishing division internationally.”
Cebulski, who has been representing Marvel in Shanghai, has direct experience in the latter, and it’s shaped his perspective on the import of Marvel characters and stories throughout the world. He released a statement brimming with his excitement about the new role:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 17, 2017
Cebulski’s editorial work has included some quirky favorites, but also big hits, such as Runaways, which is the basis for an upcoming Hulu series.
Premiering in one week! Trust me, you guys are going to LOVE THIS SHOW!!! https://t.co/MPKfFXKfYs
— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) November 14, 2017
According to Marvel’s announcement, he was also instrumental in recruiting top industry players such as Skottie Young, Adi Granov, Sara Pichelli, Phil Noto, Steve McNiven and Jonathan Hickman. His promotion couldn’t come at a better time, as Marvel will certainly need some strong hands at the ready to compensate for the loss of Brian Michael Bendis to the Distinguished Competition.
One look at Cebulski’s Twitter page is proof that the man, despite currently living half a world away from the New York publishing scene, is immensely dialed into the world of comics, and is incredibly passionate about it. Perhaps this is as good a time as ever to “Make Mine Marvel.”
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Posted by GEEK Magazine on Saturday, May 6, 2017
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