Final Friday, Marvel Government Editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort made the main announcement on Fb that he’d taking on editorial duties for the X-Males line of books.
There’s been a bunch of chatter this previous week in regards to the “secret mission” that Dan Buckley spoke with me about that acquired talked about in my E-newsletter—a few of it fairly humorous. No, I’m not changing into EIC. That’s hardly a factor that we’d announce in a E-newsletter, guys. C.B. is welcome to the place, it fits him and he’s good at it.
No, the massive story is that, after 1 / 4 of a century enhancing AVENGERS and its related titles, I’m going to be transferring away from these characters and titles and as an alternative moving into the world of mutants. Sure, that’s proper, I’m afraid that it’s true—I’m the X.
This isn’t going to occur for lengthy whereas but—I nonetheless have a ton of stuff cooking in AVENGERS (together with subsequent yr’s massive crossover occasion sequence) that must be seen to completion. And on the identical time, present X-guru Jordan White and his workforce have an enormous story that they’re in the course of and that gained’t run its course for a protracted whereas. What I do will develop instantly out of what they’re doing—supplied they depart me something to work with. Did you learn that HELLFIRE GALA ebook? Cripes!
Once we’re nearer to the switchover taking place and there’s one thing price reporting on, you’ll hear extra from us. For now, I’m nonetheless making an attempt to determine which one is Professor X.
In order that’s it! An enormous change, however not likely that massive of a change. Recognize you all for reaching out. I’m excited for what’s to return.
It goes with out saying that it’s a serious change for Brevoort who began his profession on the Home of Concepts as a school intern in 1989 and has been there ever since. Brevoort elaborated on the information in the latest entry of his Substack newsletter.
And whereas I’m certain that everyone goes to have one million questions on this, I’m not truly going to speak about it for a while but—each as a result of I’ve lots to do by way of wrapping up my present assignments and handing them over to others however extra importantly, as a result of the present X-creators and editors are within the midst of an epic and long-gestating storyline, and it’s solely proper that the highlight stay on them. So I ask everyone to be affected person for some time—I wouldn’t even have written the above besides that I critically underestimated the cyclone of hypothesis that final week’s E-newsletter would set off. Critically, there aren’t all that a lot of you guys, I foolishly didn’t suppose this is able to get so massive so quick. As common, I’m the chump.
Naturally, questions abound equivalent to who will likely be taking on the Avengers books, what’s subsequent for present X-Males group editor Jordan White at Marvel. As Brevoort talked about in his unique put up, the switchover gained’t be going down for awhile and there’s nonetheless extra to return earlier than this present Krakoa period of X-Males wraps up this large storyline that started in 2019 when Jonathan Hickman revamped the X-Males line.