16 Facts About Axel Alonso


Axel Alonso is an American comic book creator and former journalist, best known as the former editor in chief at Marvel Comics, a role which he held from January 2011 until November 2017.


Axel Alonso later worked as an editor at DC Comics from 1994 to 2000, during which he edited a number of books published under their Vertigo line, such as Doom Patrol, Animal Man, Hellblazer, Preacher, and 100 Bullets.


Axel Alonso's father is from Mexico, and his mother is from England.


Axel Alonso began his career as a journalist for New York's Daily News.


Axel Alonso worked as a magazine editor before he entered the comic book industry.


In late September 2000 Axel Alonso went to work at DC's main competition, Marvel Comics, as senior editor where he worked on Spider-Man books such as The Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker: Spider-Man.


Axel Alonso spent more than a decade as an editor at Marvel, working on some of its most notable characters.

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Axel Alonso would continue on the title during J Michael Straczynski's critically acclaimed run on the title, which began in 2003.


Axel Alonso approached Cho to revamp the third-string character Shanna the She-Devil, a scantily clad jungle girl whom Cho recast in a seven-issue, 2005 miniseries as an Amazonian naif, the product of a Nazi experiment with the power to kill dinosaurs with her bare hands but an unpredictable lack of morality.


Axel Alonso is credited with bringing crime writers to work on Marvel titles including Duane Swierczynski and Victor Gischler.


Axel Alonso edited stories featuring the Western character Rawhide Kid, the first of which was the 2003 biweekly Marvel Max miniseries Rawhide: Slap Leather by Ron Zimmerman and John Severin, which drew controversy for its depiction of the titular character as a homosexual, albeit through the use of innuendo in the book's design and dialogue.


Axel Alonso would oversee critically acclaimed runs on X-Men, such as "X-Men: Messiah Complex" and "Curse of the Mutants".


Axel Alonso was promoted to vice president, executive editor in early 2010, and oversaw cross-promotional projects such an issue of the ESPN The Magazine, which depicted several NBA basketball players as Marvel superheroes.


On January 4,2011, Axel Alonso was named editor in chief of Marvel Comics, replacing Joe Quesada, who was named chief creative officer the previous June.


Axel Alonso's vision shaped some of our most iconic Super Heroes and stories.


In 2019, Axel Alonso founded a new comics publisher, Artists, Writers and Artisans as the chief creative officer, or AWA Studios, reuniting him with former Marvel Publisher Bill Jemas.