According to Comic Book Resources, Marvel Comics is laying off at least 15 workers in the editorial and production departments. The consensus so far is that the move is a cost-cutting measure, based in no part on anyone’s performance.

23 Responses to “Marvel to lay off up to 15 workers for cost cutting measures, includes Spider-Man Editorial Assistant”

  1. #1 Parabolee says:

    And yet Steve Wacker still has a job? Oops did I say that out loud?

    Seriously though, this sucks for those guys. Sorry to hear it and hope they are able to find employment elsewhere ASAP in this economy.

  2. #2 Kassady86 says:

    Who put Elektra on that poster? UGH I CAN’T STAND HER!!!!

  3. #3 Two-Bit Specialist says:

    Regardless of anyone’s overall thoughts on Marvel as a company, this is still a sad day for a lot of people, and sometimes I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I hope these guys are back on their feet soon.

  4. #4 SpectacularSpiderGuy says:

    But remember, everything is going well! :roll:

    My condolences to those that lost their jobs. It’s always sad when someone loses their livelihood.

  5. #5 tnr105 says:

    I don’t want to seem biased, but there’s several vocal Marvel employees they could lay off rather than getting rid of the fresh blood.

  6. #6 Enigma_2099 says:

    Ooooh, you’re gonna catch hell for bringing this to everyone’s attention, I’m sure!

    Though this has gotta be more negative than anything they’ve blamed us for, BD.

  7. #7 Cap Cheesesteak says:

    Is 15 people a lot for Marvel to lay off? It doesn’t seem it.
    Still, better to have Marvel Comics on your resume than not to, I’d imagine.

  8. #8 Two-Bit Specialist says:

    This is probably as good a time as any to ask what I always wanted to ask… what does a comic book editor actually do?

  9. #9 Daniel says:

    Guess it’s too much to hope that Quesada will get canned, right?

  10. #10 Lockdown says:

    It’s a tough situation and I wish them the best. Been on this side of the ball before. One day you are needed and love and the next, you are shown the door.

  11. #11 Enigma_2099 says:

    @#7

    At this current time with the economy the way it is, many or not, it sucks to lose your job.

  12. #12 Cap Cheesesteak says:

    ^ I agree. It definitely stinks. I just got my lay-off this week too (not from Marvel). But it does happen, and with many companies it happens more frequently- I’m just saying that I don’t think 15 is enough to make a news article about it. I hear of a lotta bigger lay-offs coming from other companies all the time. Heck- my work has been known to lay off more people than that at a time (albeit construction can be sorta seasonal)

  13. #13 Enigma_2099 says:

    I asked this on another board, and I’ll ask it here… how many jobs could be saved if they just dropped Brian Michael Bendis?

  14. #14 CrazyChris says:

    Without the money brought in by their most popular writer, they’d probably have to fire even more people.

  15. #15 Stephen Awesome says:

    The always classy Crawlspace posters.
     
    No one from the Spidey office was let go, by the way. Though two people I used to work with were.
     
    Sad week. Sorry to those who wanted it to be sadder because of some comics you don’t like. Nice sentiment.

    SW

  16. #16 Proto Goblin says:

    @15

    For some reason I doubt your the real Steve Wacker.

  17. #17 Enigma_2099 says:

    Real or not, just don’t get him started…

    … and is he seriously calling us out for having a problem with people losing their jobs? Does he want us to be happy about it or something?

  18. #18 Enigma_2099 says:

    Waitaminute… Disney buys you out… and you still have to do this?

  19. #19 Donovan Grant says:

    The CBR report said that Rachel Pinnelas, who is/was an Ass. Editor for the Spidey books was laid off as well. Is that incorrect?

  20. #20 Enigma_2099 says:

    You really should have added a “t” to that abbreviation, Don.

  21. #21 Donovan Grant says:

    LOL right, didn’t mean to diss her.

  22. #22 spiderman252 says:

    My best wishes to those laid off – may you fine work soon!

  23. #23 FSUSpiderfan says:

    It’s sad to see people laid off. It doesn’t bode well for the health of the comic industry.