Marvel Announces New Editor in Chief C. B. Cebluski
The house of Ideas is getting a much needed shake up when it was recently announced that standout writer, and de-facto talent scout, C.B. Cebluski (Ultimatum, Marvel Fairy Tales) will become Editor in Chief, replacing Axel Alonzo (Preacher, 100 Bullets) who left abruptly (or got the axe, depending on who you ask) after holding down the position since 2011.
Fan favorite Cebluski is being received as a breath of fresh air for the role; in comparison to the often maligned Alonzo, who’s widely accused by many of turning Marvel Comics into SJW Comics, amongst other things. There has been controversy throughout Alonzo’s tenure. Despite his achievements, there was always a rift between him and the fans, which may have contributed heavily to his ousting as Editor in Chief. It has been reported that he was supposed to be fired shortly after NYCC.
Whatever the case may be it seems that the move is cause for celebration.
What I’m most excited about with Cebluski’s promotion is the potential for growth internationally. Inking publishing agreements throughout Asia can create new regional characters that could be integrated with Marvel’s main line.
I, for one, couldn’t be happier.
I’ve been a huge critic of Marvel for its lack of brand new characters, as opposed retreads of heroes my mom grew up with.
I don’t have a single clue as to what will come of C.B. Cebluski’s hiring as Editor in Chief, but after the mega-fail of Captain America being an agent of Hydra, I eagerly anticipate what lies ahead.