29 Feb, 2012

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Greeting Merry Midtown Men and Women! For the past few months, the Ultimate Universe has had a foreboding banner on its two main books. Both Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. Ultimates have featured the banner: The Death of Spider-Man! Not a hoax! Not a dream!

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Move over Joe Quesada, Axel Alonso has been promoted to Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics.

From the press release:

New York, NY – January 4, 2011 – Marvel Worldwide, Inc announced today that it has promoted Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment.  In this new role, Mr. Alonso will report to Dan Buckley Publisher & President, Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide Inc. Mr. Alonso will oversee all day to day aspects of Marvel’s Publishing division, including advising on the editorial creative direction, developing new storylines and brainstorming new initiatives. Additionally, Mr. Alonso will work on creative aspects of development of larger corporate initiatives involving Marvel’s popular library of characters. The announcement was made today by Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment.

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This Tuesday Marvel made a major announcement at Midtown Comics Times Square, the new blockbuster event Fear Itself. After the press conference some lucky fans that were in attendance were treated to a surprise signing by Joe Quesada, Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonso! Take a look at the trailer for Fear Itself, the entire press conference and highlights from the press conference.

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