Mike Marts


Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]

Explore the Lost City with Zack Kaplan and Alvaro Sarraseca: AfterShock June 2018 Solicits

AfterShock launches a new series this June with The Lost City Explorers by writer Zack Kaplan and artist Alvaro Sarraseca. Plus, Animosity, Pestilence, Her Infernal Descent, Cold War, Brothers Dracul, A Walk Through Hell,and Dark Ark continue their runs. Details below. BABYTEETH Vol 2 Trade Paperback / $14.99 / 128 pages / color / on sale 06.13.18 writer: Donny Cates artist: Garry Brown color: Mark […]

Ch-Ch-Changes: Aftershock's Jackpot #5 Will Now Be Released In April

Jackpot, the Aftershock comic by writer Ray Fawkes, artists Marco Failla (issues #1-3) and Georges Duarte (issue #4), colorists Stefani Renee, and featuring covers by Brian Stelfreeze, is one of the company's finest offerings, but fans may have been a little dismayed due to its somewhat sporadic release schedule. The first issue came out back […]

Mike Marts' Final Project For Marvel – Cooking For Wolverine

You think Secret Wars #9 is late (January 6th 2016 right now)? Not a bit of it. This was a Thanksgiving timed episode of 3 Course Comics with CB Cebulski, mixing comics and food. It's just that it was meant to be last Thanksgiving. Filmed around the time of the Death Of Wolverine, with Katie Kubert, […]

Identifying AfterShock With Top Level Talent: An Exclusive Interview With Mike Marts

By Olly MacNamee With the anticipation for the imminent launch of AfterShock Comics slowly burning away with recent revelations this week, I was lucky enough to speak exclusively to Mike Marts about his career in comics, his personal victories and what makes Aftershock different to the other kids on the block. Olly MacNamee: While working […]

AfterShock Comics Initial Writers Include: Garth Ennis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Jenkins

AfterShock Comics, the start-up publisher that Mike Marts left Marvel for, has announced its first group of writers. They include Garth Ennis (Preacher, Punisher), Jimmy Palmiotti (Power Girl, Jonah Hex), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Paul Jenkins (Batman: The Dark Knight), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Phil Hester (Ant-Man), Frank Barbiere (Avengers) and Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl). "When we […]

Jeff Lemire, The New X-Men Writer?

We reported back in April that Jeff Lemire had signed exclusively with Marvel, in a contract that still allowed him to work on his creator owned and Valiant titles. But since then, we've had no idea what he will be working on in the future, aside from the relatively low profile All-New Hawkeye. Well, I […]

Have Post-Secret Wars Plans Changed Further For The X-Books?

Last week, Bleeding Cool ran the story that, after the Secret Wars event, that the mutants of Earth would leave the planet for their own world, exiled as the Terrigen mists circling the globe attacked mutants. So the Inhumans, literally, force the mutants off the Marvel Earth. A war between movie studios playing out meta-fashion […]

Mark Paniccia, The New Editor Of The X-Men Comics?

Bleeding Cool understands from connected, but not direct sources, that Mark Paniccia is the new Group Editor for the X-Men books at Marvel. Currently Senior Editor at Marvel, he came to the publisher when Marvel acquired Malibu Comics, where he was Editor-In-Chief. Recently he has edited titles including Superior Iron Man, Hulk, Ultimate Spider-Man and Fantastic […]

Mike Marts And Joe Pruett Head Up New Comics Publisher, Aftershock Comics

This morning Bleeding Cool told you that Mike Marts had quit as X-Men executive editor at Marvel Comics to move to a new publisher, after barely a year in the role. The PR is now out, that he and comics writer and Desperado Publishing head Joe Pruett, the man behind legendary comics anthology Negative Burn are setting up a […]

X-Men Editor Mike Marts Quits Marvel Comics

Last week was tumultuous in terms of the comic book industry it seems. 'Twixt Wondercon and Megacon (and MoCCA), with the Marvel writers retreat and DC Comics execs flying in for the final week of the publisher in DC Comics, Mike Marts quit Marvel. Marts is a relatively recent hire, headhunted last year by Marvel […]

ECCC '15: Marvel Official – It's Not A Reboot

When the Avengers storyline Time Runs Out was pitched to retailers at a private meeting last year, we pointed out that Marvel were teasing a reboot. Though we doubted they'd actually do it. DC Comics are the publisher of reboots after all. Indeed, their upcoming Convergence series is based on revisiting much that was rebooted away. […]

Retailers Get To Quiz Marvel's Big Wigs At New York Comic Con

Comic book retailers are getting their own special meeting and presentation with the executives of Marvel Comics at New York Comic Con, entitled Meet Marvel Editorial. In what is basically a real life version of The Avengers, teaming up to face the onslaught of enraged retailers are Dan Buckley – President, TV, Publishing & Brand Management, […]

Original Sin Annual Plus A Blind Inhuman And His Dog Are Some Of Marvel's Next Big Things

Joe Glass liveblogged this panel. The panel included Executive editor Mike Marts, senior editor Nick Lowe, and writers Charles Soule, Gerry Duggan and Mark Waid will be taking us on this tour of the next big storylines in the Marvel Universe, so stay tuned for live updates from the panel. The started by discussing the new Avengers NOW titles, including Thor, Superior Iron […]



Comic Industry Reacts To… Making Mike Marvel

So Mike Marts is a new Executive Editor of Marvel. Which also answers the question that began "Now with Steve Wacker leaving…." So what did everyone have to say? Scott Lobdell told us, "Mike Marts follows the First Rule Of Editorial:  Make it better!   I'm not sure what being an executive editor entails but […]

Last Night's Gossip About The DC Comics Move (UPDATE)

The big meeting happened yesterday. Individual meetings with Human Resources begin this month. But DC Comics staff have been assured by DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, that if they want to join the move West, they can. There will be no compulsory redundancies. While all eyes are on the New York DC Comics office and […]

Tough Enough?: DC Comics' Trivia Panel

Nikolai Fomich writes for Bleeding Cool: At Comic-Con this year DC held the DC Comics Too Tough Trivia Panel, featuring editors Eddie Berganza, Brian Cunningham, Mike Marts, as well as Mr. Dan DiDio himself. VP Marketing John Cunningham did a hilarious job moderating the panel, and if he ever makes a career shift, I think […]