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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New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg stops by Midtown Comics Downtown with Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada to announce his new Marvel Team-Up book, “Spider-Man, You’re Hired!” And we get an interview with the writer, Warren Simons!

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg stopped by Midtown Comics Downtown with his friends Joe Quesada and Spider-Man to announce the new comic, “Spider-Man, You’re Hired!” in which Mayor Bloomberg helps unemployed Peter Parker find a job. Take a look at all the great pictures from this amazing event!

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