In the past week, Marvel has had two big announcements in regards to its editorial staff in the upcoming months. The first came yesterday when Mike Marts, who left Marvel in 2006 to become an editor for DC Comics, decided to leave DC Comics to return to Marvel after an eight year absence. Mike will be an executive editor for an upcoming, as yet to be announced, title but Axel Alonso has already expressed his excitement in a statement late last night:
“Mike Marts is a seasoned veteran who’s edited some of the most critically acclaimed and highest-selling series of the last decade. I’m overjoyed to see him return home, and I can’t wait to see what he brings to Marvel!”
Mike himself had this to say in the announcement:
“It’s amazing to see how Marvel has grown as a company since I worked there last. I am beyond thrilled to be rejoining this powerhouse at such an exciting time.”
The other piece of editorial news came today when X-Men Senior Editor Nick Lowe announced that he would be leaving the X-books in favor of becoming the Senior Editor for the upcoming relaunch of Amazing Spider-Man. Coincidentally enough, Lowe took over the X-books from Marts after he left Marvel in 2006. Lowe had this to say in a statement released today:
“I’ve loved Spider-Man since I stole my brother’s Spidey comics back in the 90’s! It’s a huge honor to be working on Marvel’s most popular character. After ten years (!) I’m going to miss the X-Men, but I’m excited to join the incredible group of men and women working on books in the Spider-Man Office.”
What are your thoughts on the editorial shifts? Are you looking forward to seeing what they bring to the table? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.