I'm out of it for a week or so and suddenly the whole world goes crazy. Thousands of dead birds and fish in Arkansas, DC bringing back two-page letter pages, freezing cold temperatures in Florida, and on and on. It's crazy times. And apparently Marvel isn't immune to this strain of Crazy 2011.
In case you haven't heard, Joe Quesada, one of the longest running E-i-Cs and the guy responsible for getting me back into comics, stepped down from his position today to focus on his COO duties. In his place, Alex Alonso takes over and will hopefully not rock the boat too much.
Honestly, I'm kinda surprised that Tom Breevroot didn't get the bump. Nothing against Alonso, but Breevroot's put in the time at the company (20 plus years), paid his dues (he wrote Fantastic Force, the terrible 90s edition one, not the new one), and has been the editor on all the really big events in the recent years. He did get a promotion of his own, it's just not quite the same. I'm sure everything will work out fine in the end.
Also: Hi, I'm back from the break and ready to get back into the business of comics. How about you?