Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Big Week for Marvel Comics

Fanboys across the world were probably a little worried when they saw the headline on Marvel's Facebook page: Axel Alonso Promoted to Editor in Chief

I know I was. It is not because Axel isn't a great pick for the job; he has had his hands on great projects all over the Marvel Universe, but because that means Joe Quesada must no longer be at the helm. In Joe's time, Marvel has moved all the way from chapter 11 bankruptcy to undreamed of heights by not only taking the quality of comics to new places by giving creators more freedom to explore new ways to do things, but also by moving the company into uncharted territory within TV and movies.

Luckily, Quesada is not leaving. He is actually moving up into a position that will better encompass all aspects of the organization and will leave the work of Editor in Chief to Alonso, who can focus more on the comics side of it all.

Well, what about Stan Lee? Isn't he the head of Marvel? Well, kind of... Stan is Chairman Emeritus. He is not so involved in the day to day stuff, but is as much of a terrific promoter for the big M as he ever was.

This week, Stan was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He deserves it for sure. I love watching him. It's like visiting your grandpa who likes comics just as much as you do. I hope I get to meet him someday. Enjoy the vid:


  1. His comments at 6:00 ..amen!

    I was a bit surprised I thought for sure he was going to give some Kudos to The Screaming Viking the greatest super hero, or perhaps if lucky, TSV would make a cameo in the clip. oh well. Stan is the classiest to grace Hollywood. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. And he did an awesome job acting in Mallrats. A man of many talents this Stan Lee.

  3. I agree. I hate that Kevin Smith felt he had to apologize for making Mallrats. The scenes with Stan Lee made it totally Oscar-worthy.