Marvel Executive Editor Mike Marts leaves for Aftershock Comics


Reported by Deadline Mike Marts has left Marvel Comics as executive editor to join with industry veteran and former Marvel writer Joe Pruett to start AfterShock comics. AfterShock Comics co-CEOs are Facebook’s former Chief Privacy Officer Michael Richter, and Jon Kramer who has a background in Hollywood. Lee Kramer is in as AfterShock’s president, with Silicon Valley investor Jaward Qureshi listed as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Marts was at Marvel for about a year, where he had had been editing the X-Men and Guardians Of The Galaxy comics and was on Spider-Man for a brief time. The new company AfterShock is currently on build mode. Marts is a 22 year veteran of the American comic industry, beginning as an Associate Editor at Marvel in 1993 with stints at Acclaim and DC Entertainment before returning to the publisher in January 2014 as Executive Editor in charge of the X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy titles.

Thoughts on this? 

(5) Comments

  1. herbiepopnecker

    Hard to have thoughts when you've (well - me anyway!) no idea what their plans are.

  2. Frontier

    Considering what I've been hearing about the Guardians books, aside from Guardians 3000, and the X-Men books...I'm not sure if he'll be well missed, but all-power to his new endeavor and I wish both him and his successors the best.

  3. George Berryman

    Marts' Spider-Related Work at Marvel: Writer - Spider-Man Magazine (1994) Colorist - Spider-Man: Bug Stops Here/The Exterminator: No Job Too Big (1994) Editor - Spider-Girl (1998), Sentry/Spider-Man (2001), Spider-Girl Presents the Buzz & Darkdevil (2006), Spider-Man & the X-Men (2015), Spider-Man Universe (2000)

  4. Phantom Roxas

    I'm wishing him the best, though unfortunately, given the X-Men/Fox controversies, this sort of news is going to come under scrutiny. Hopefully his successors are appointed soon.

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