Marvel Entertainment Promotes Joe Quesada to Chief Creative Officer

Posted on June 2, 2010 by

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Many of us true believers have been more than a little worried since the big Marvel/Disney deal. I have heard gossip, and stirring whispers about how everyone expects Marvel comics to become more “watered down” in the wake of such a deal. Now that the mouse runs the Marvel house… what can we expect from our long-loved comics, and all the movies to come of them?

Well, Marvel has made a big move to set those exact rumors and worries to rest.

This morning, Marvel Entertainment announced that it has promoted Joe Quesada to Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment. His new position will put him working next to Alan Fine, Executive Vice President, Office of the President and Chairman of Marvel Studios’ Creative Committee in order to ensure that the characters and storytelling remain true to Marvel’s history. This will include creative oversight of all areas of Marvel’s business including theatrical, television, publishing, animation and games, while also actively participating in all story and script development for Marvel’s films and animation.

Don’t fret yet, my friends… we are not losing our well known Editor-In-Chief as Mr. Quesada takes on this new role. He will be acting as both positions and we expect he will be a very happy man for it.

“I am honored to take this new position at Marvel Entertainment and work with Alan to bring the rich history of Marvel to a brand new audience” said Mr. Quesada. “Together with the incredible talent here at Marvel, in all our divisions, I look forward to making Marvel an even bigger part of the entertainment industry and showing why we’ve been an industry leader for over 70 years.”

Mr. Fine stated, “I am excited to have Joe join me as Marvel Entertainment enters the next chapter in our history. Joe has already played an instrumental role as Editor-in-Chief in changing the face of the comic book industry with bold new ventures and an unprecedented penetration of the mainstream consciousness. His love and passion for Marvel, along with his experience guiding publishing for the last decade, will be invaluable as we bring our characters to life in new media.”

Does this news help put your mind at ease for any of the changes we may see in our comic future? Let us know either in the comment section or on twitter!

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