Last Friday, Marvel Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort made the major announcement on Facebook that he’d taking over editorial duties for the X-Men line of books.
There’s been a bunch of chatter this past week concerning the “secret mission” that Dan Buckley spoke with me about that got mentioned in my Newsletter—some of it pretty funny. No, I am not becoming EIC. That’s hardly a thing that we’d announce in a Newsletter, guys. C.B. is welcome to the position, it suits him and he’s good at it.
No, the big story is that, after a quarter of a century editing AVENGERS and its associated titles, I am going to be moving away from those characters and titles and instead stepping into the world of mutants. Yes, that’s right, I’m afraid that it’s true—I’m the X.
This isn’t going to happen for a good long while yet—I still have a ton of stuff cooking in AVENGERS (including next year’s big crossover event series) that needs to be seen to completion. And at the same time, current X-guru Jordan White and his team have a massive story that they’re in the middle of and that won’t run its course for a long while. What I do will grow directly out of what they’re doing—provided they leave me anything to work with. Did you read that HELLFIRE GALA book? Cripes!
When we’re closer to the switchover happening and there’s something worth reporting on, you’ll hear more from us. For now, I’m still trying to figure out which one is Professor X.
So that’s it! A big change, but not really that big of a change. Appreciate you all for reaching out. I’m excited for what’s to come.
It goes without saying that it’s a major change for Brevoort who started his career at the House of Ideas as a college intern in 1989 and has been there ever since. Brevoort elaborated on the news in the most recent entry of his Substack newsletter.
And while I’m sure that everybody is going to have a million questions about this, I’m not actually going to talk about it for some time yet—both because I have plenty to do in terms of wrapping up my current assignments and handing them over to others but more importantly, because the current X-creators and editors are in the midst of an epic and long-gestating storyline, and it’s only right that the spotlight remain on them. So I ask everybody to be patient for a while—I wouldn’t even have written the above except that I seriously underestimated the cyclone of speculation that last week’s Newsletter would set off. Seriously, there aren’t all that many of you guys, I foolishly didn’t think this would get so big so fast. As usual, I’m the chump.
Naturally, questions abound such as who will be taking over the Avengers books, what’s next for current X-Men group editor Jordan White at Marvel. As Brevoort mentioned in his original post, the switchover won’t be taking place for awhile and there’s still more to come before this current Krakoa era of X-Men wraps up this massive storyline that began in 2019 when Jonathan Hickman revamped the X-Men line.