Posted by G-Man (34459 posts) - - Show Bio

What will this mean for DC and the Bat-Office? Here's the official press release from Marvel.

Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce the return and addition of Mike Marts as Marvel’s newest Executive Editor.

Mike Marts was Senior Editor for New X-Men, Astonishing X-Men working closely with Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Joss Whedon and John Cassaday and numerous other X-related hit titles at Marvel Comics from 1996 until 2006 when Marts made the leap to DC Comics. While at DC Comics, Marts was Group Editor managing the Batman books, but beginning this February, Marvel is excited to welcome him back to the “House of Ideas” as one of our newest Executive Editors.

No one could be more thrilled then Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. "Mike Marts is a seasoned veteran who's edited some of the most critically acclaimed and highest-selling series of the last decade," says Alonso. "I'm overjoyed to see him return home, and I can't wait to see what he brings to Marvel!"

"It's amazing to see how Marvel has grown as a company since I worked there last,” says Marts. “I am beyond thrilled to be rejoining this powerhouse at such an exciting time."

Mike Marts returns to Marvel amidst the hugely successful and ambitious All-New Marvel NOW! initiative – featuring bold new launches from some of the industry’s hottest creators.

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#1 Posted by knives3057 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmmm

#2 Posted by Mucklefluga (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

But, but, but...

#3 Posted by Overlander (522 posts) - - Show Bio

Good for him, good for Marvel. Although I didn't much care for most of the X-books during those years...except Joss Whedon's Astonishing run.

#4 Edited by Wardishy (716 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe this is at least partly because of DC moving their offices to Burbank, which is totally understandable.

DC and the Bat-books lost a good editor though. Wonder what this will mean for Batman: Eternal...

#5 Posted by wessaari (623 posts) - - Show Bio

well crap, this is pretty big news. Its sad that this could be happening due to the move to Burbank, lets just hope that this move doesn't screw them over any further

#6 Posted by kennybaese (1118 posts) - - Show Bio

The Batman group is the most consistently good part of DC, so these are some big shoes to fill.

#7 Posted by longbowhunter (7103 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn, always thought Marts did a fine job as the Bat-editor. Wonder who's stepping in?

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#8 Posted by PunyParker (11140 posts) - - Show Bio

Who the hell is this guy?
And now that Wacker's out of Spider-Man who's in?

#9 Posted by SuperSlayin (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, okay, cool, whatever. Who's gonna edit the Bat books now?

#10 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11637 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the end of Batman as we know it!!!!!! Everyone panic!!!!

Just kidding. To be honest, I've never paid attention to editors and all that, my attention was always towards writers, artists, and colorists. So I'm not sure how to react over this

#11 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe the Bat office can get an editor who can handle continuity now.

#12 Edited by Teerack (6432 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh thank god! The direction the current editor was leading things was catastrophic.

#13 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

Methinks i smell a PROMOTION on the Horizon for Scott Snyder…

#14 Posted by BR_Havoc (1296 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow DC just lost their best editor and its not like they have a good replacement waiting in the wings.

#16 Posted by Strider92 (16515 posts) - - Show Bio

Who the hell is this guy?

And now that Wacker's out of Spider-Man who's in?

Wacker is no longer on Spider-man? O.O didn't know that!

#17 Posted by PunyParker (11140 posts) - - Show Bio

@punyparker said:

Who the hell is this guy?

And now that Wacker's out of Spider-Man who's in?

Wacker is no longer on Spider-man? O.O didn't know that!

Yep,he moved to animation....he's a good editor,maybe we'll get somthn good regarding Spider-Man......they have been talks on a mature Spider-cartoon....(fingers-crossed)

#18 Posted by Novemberx2 (448 posts) - - Show Bio

Now we need Bill Jemas back at marvel

#19 Edited by The_Titan_Lord (5646 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmmmmm

#20 Edited by ptigrusmagus (491 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope the next guy will be as good but also no crossovers for awhile

#22 Edited by BritishMonkey (324 posts) - - Show Bio

So things should get better again, right?

#24 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1506 posts) - - Show Bio

Tom Breevort on twitter said that Mr. Marts took a long bathroom break. implying the bat books are....

#25 Posted by RustyRoy (12772 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the end of Batman as we know it!!!!!! Everyone panic!!!!

Just kidding. To be honest, I've never paid attention to editors and all that, my attention was always towards writers, artists, and colorists. So I'm not sure how to react over this

#26 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33490 posts) - - Show Bio

Who the hell is this guy?

And now that Wacker's out of Spider-Man who's in?

he was arguably the only good editor DC had.

#28 Posted by PunyParker (11140 posts) - - Show Bio

@punyparker said:

Who the hell is this guy?

And now that Wacker's out of Spider-Man who's in?

he was arguably the only good editor DC had.

That's....good(?)

#30 Posted by Iridium (134 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully he can give Marvel a bit of a shot in the arm, as it were.

Anything that anyone can do to stem the consistent tide of crap they have been coming out with since Quesada took over is a step in the right direction.