Blah Blah Blog – The Editorial Crew

A post from my Marvel blog of more than a decade past, this one introducing all of the members of my editorial team, the folks who worked under me. Of them all, only Mark Paniccia is still at Marvel today–and C.B. Cebulski is now the Editor in Chief.

The Editorial Crew

April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General

It occurs to me that I haven’t ever really introduced the other members of my editorial team to everybody. Well, let’s take care of that now, yes?

ANDY SCHMIDT is my associate editor, directly editing X-FACTOR, MS. MARVEL and the entire ANNIHILATION event under my oversight. Though he’s less involved in the office’s other books than he used to be, Andy continues to pitch in, especially on CIVIL WAR and NEW AVENGERS.

MOLLY LAZER is my senior assistant editor, who directly edits SPIDER-GIRL, THUNDERBOLTS and LAST PLANET STANDING. She’s the point person on FANTASTIC FOUR, YOUNG AVENGERS and FRONT LINE.

“STONEWALL” AUBREY SITTERSON is my junior assistant editor, who directly edits MARVEL TEAM-UP. He was a key component of the recent I HEART MARVEL event, and has taken a strong position on our new BLADE series, as well as THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN.

NICOLE BOOSE is Ralph Macchio’s assistant editor, but she functions as my associate editor on IRON MAN due to her having made first contact with Dan Knauf. Otherwise, she works on a bevy of custom-publishing comics and the odds and ends of the ULTIMATE line.

MARK PANICCIA and NATE COSBY mostly do their own thing, but I oversee and consult on their Marvel Universe titles, such as HULK and the upcoming AGENTS OF ATLAS.

My office runs differently than most others, in that its a very free-flowing environment. This means that everybody works on everything to some degree, depending on their specific aptitudes. Each person develops specific relationships with different creators, and has a slightly different skill set. In this way, we hopefully play to everybody’s strengths, while shoring up everybody’s weaknesses. At least two sets of eyes are on every page of every book as it makes its way through the publishing process–so it’s quite extraordinary that we make as many mistakes as we do.

Much to his chagrin, C.B. Cebulski hasn’t yet been mentioned in this blog. Perhaps if he’d finish the script for the first issue of his secret project for the top of next year.

More later.

Tom B

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