Earlier today, Marvel Comics announced that CB Cebulski has been named the new editor-in-chief of the publisher. And, as evident on social media, the comics industry couldn't be more excited for the veteran Marvel executive's new role at the company.
Taking to Twitter, a number of creators have voiced their support for Cebulski and his hiring, praising his ability to scout new talent, and his overall character.
Namely, Brian Michael Bendis, who shook the comics world this month announcing his departure from Marvel for DC Comics, sounded off with a nice message for Cebuslki:
.@CBCebulski was My friend long before either of us found our way @Marvel Huge Congratulations! I’m grateful I get to be a Marvel creator under him for the next few weeks. Creators, you’re about to be treated and fed SO well. This is a great day for comics. All in it together!— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) November 17, 2017
Countless other creators voiced their support, as well:
Congrats to @CBCebulski on taking the reins at Marvel! He was one of the first people who ever encouraged me to pitch for the Big 2, way back when. Excited to see what's next.— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) November 17, 2017
Between seeing Runaways on a big screen last night, and learning that my Runaways editor @CBCebulski is the new EIC of Marvel, my heart is so full.— Christina Strain (@christinastrain) November 17, 2017
Didn't expect to wake up to this https://t.co/B3wtvm4EwB— Phil Jimenez (@Philjimeneznyc) November 17, 2017
BIG CONGRATS to @CBCebulski … perfect person for the job!— Mike Marts (@mikemarts) November 17, 2017
Amazing news! Congratulations CB 💥— jock (@Jock4twenty) November 17, 2017
You're going to see (or are already) a LOT of folks talking about how their careers have been launched or championed thanks to @CBCebulski - hard to think of another person who's made a bigger impact on the look and feel of comics over the past 10-15 years.— David Marquez (@DaveMarquez) November 17, 2017
Huge congrats @CBCebulski - excited to see what you do in the new role!— Scott Snyd(ofthelivingdead)er (@Ssnyder1835) November 17, 2017
So congrats @CBCebulski, quite a surprise! Sounds very exciting!— BRYAN HITCH (@THEBRYANHITCH) November 17, 2017
Big congratulations to @CBCebulski . His ability to spot talent and put together creative teams is unparalleled, and his storytelling sense is incredible.— John Barber (@TheJohnBarber) November 17, 2017
Excellent choice in @CBCebulski as new Marvel EIC. He loves comics and comic book creators. (And cats.) He really looked out for me on a thing recently (I know, vaguetweeting). One of the true good guys in the business.— Christos Gage (@Christosgage) November 17, 2017
Cebulski is filling the role previously held by Axel, who served as the editor-in-chief of Marvel since 2011. Various creators lent their voices in support of Alonso, bidding him farewell and citing his impressive legacy, leadership and collaborative expertise which he executed during his tenure at the publisher.
I owe my career at Marvel to @axelalonsomarv. His instincts & guidance helped make me a better writer. The same instincts that produced some of the most exciting & challenging comics of the last several years. I will always be grateful to Axel & wish him nothing but the best.— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) November 17, 2017
The only reason I worked at Marvel was @axelalonsomarv. His fearlessness and desire to make unique and interesting comics leaves an indelible stamp on the MU. His faith in me changed my career. Thank you, sir. Best of luck in whatever is next.— Rick Remender (@Remender) November 17, 2017
@axelalonsomarv It was an honor and a pleasure working for you the little I contributed to the Marvel Universe. Thanks for believing in me when I wasn't ready for prime time and giving a cartoonist a dream come true. I'm sure you will rock whatever you decide to do next.— Dean Haspiel (@deanhaspiel) November 17, 2017
I learned a whole lot about the craft of comics and looking hard at story from @axelalonsomarv and I can't wait to see what he does next.— John Barber (@TheJohnBarber) November 17, 2017
Cebulski is a 15 year veteran of Marvel, having worked in a number of roles over the years. His most current position prior to his promotion was VP, Marvel Brand Management and Development, Asia, where he was tasked with helping to further the globalization of Marvel and its properties. Cebulski is currently living in Shanghai, but will relocate to New York City in order to work directly from Marvel’s headquarters. He will take over as editor-in-chief of the publisher immediately.