Marvel promotes three of their top editors!
Congratulations are in order! It was announced yesterday that three of Marvel's top editors, Tom Brevoort, Stephen Wacker and Axel Alonso all received promotions. Brevoort and Alonso are to be vice president executive editors and Wacker will move up from editor to senior editor at Marvel. When asked about what responsibilities he is most looking forward to, Wacker confessed his love for spreadsheets. Somehow, I do not think he was being serious.
What do these promotions mean? In an interview, Wacker cited that he will still be responsible for the books he had been working on, but that he is also being assigned a new project!
"I'm really happy to be working with Marvel right now and am very proud of the books I've been lucky enough to be a part of and the creators I've been able to work with...Knowing what's in store -- both in the books and out of the books -- for the coming year gives me goosebumps. It's a talented crew here. Plus I'm always up for more meetings! Who doesn't love meetings? Oooh... and spreadsheets!
This is not the first time we have heard anything about the "The Shadow Land" project. In fact, last summer artist Billy Tan ( Thor) revealed that he would be working on "The Shadow Land" which will be released sometime this year and which "Tan said will involve the street-level characters in the Marvel Universe. That event is scheduled for 2010."
"Basically I'm in more meetings now but my actual responsibilities as far as comics go is the same....Along with my relatively talented assistant Tom Brennan, I'm still editing Daredevil and Spidey three to five times a month, so little has changed. (Also a big book for this summer called Shadowland that I’m probably not supposed to mention.)
So now we know that the "The Shadowland" event will start off in the summer, penciled by Billy Tan and edited by Stephen Wacker, but there is still no word on who will be writing. How could "The Shadow Land" tie in to the end of SIEGE and the start of " The Heroic Age"? I guess we will have to wait and see.
All in all, more money in your pocket is never a bad thing! Either Marvel's sales are doing pretty well, or the company is getting a little bit of Disney money? Either way, this is good news for these three editors.
We contacted Stephen Wacker at Marvel, and tried to get him to reveal any info on the upcoming event, but we did not get much.
I guess we will have to wait and see!
Just that it’s one word: Shadowland.
Unfortunately other than that I have to be quiet for now.