Word circulated online earlier today that Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort had been promoted. However, it turns out he’s not the only one at the House of Ideas with a new title.
Brevoort and fellow Executive Editor Axel Alonso each now has the title of vice president-executive editor, while Editor Stephen Wacker has been promoted to senior editor.
Brevoort, who last month marked his 20th year at Marvel, started as an intern, working his way up to assistant editor, editor and senior editor before being promoted to executive editor in 2007.
A veteran of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, Alonso was hired by Marvel in 2001 as a senior editor and promoted to executive editor in 2003.
Wacker joined Marvel in 2006 after six years at DC, where he edited, among other series, the weekly 52. At Marvel, he oversaw the move of The Amazing Spider-Man to its thrice-monthly schedule, and as senior editor will continue to edit that title and others.
“Basically I’m in more meetings now but my actual responsibilities as far as comics go is the same,” Wacker told Robot 6. “Along with my relatively talented assistant Tom Brennan, I’m still editing Daredevil and Spidey three-five times a month, so little has changed. (Also a big book for this summer called Shadow Land that I’m probably not supposed to mention.)
“Anyway, 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,” Wacker continued. “Looking forward to more meetings!”