Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Akira Yoshida recently gave an interview to unofficial pr branch Newsarama to celebrate his two-year anniversary in the role. Unsurprisingly, he’s given softball questions by Newsarama.
Nrama: Years ago when you took a hiatus from Marvel, you mentioned Jonathan as one of the stars you helped usher into Marvel. Do you feel like a proud papa of sorts seeing how far he’s come?
Cebulski: I remember giving Jonathan a portfolio review at HeroesCon; he had Nightly News pages he was working on. I was blown away by his commitment and his love of the medium.
Nrama: Closing in on your two-year anniversary, which project are you proudest of so far?
Cebulski: What’s fresh on my mind is House of X.
After talking about the things that are going right in the direct market, Yoshida-san is asked what needs to be improved. And in Marvel’s case, nothing needs to be improved.
Nrama: That being said, the health of the Direct Market and comic book in general is a perpetual preoccupation. What needs to be improved right now?
Cebulski: Honestly, I don’t have an answer for that. I like everything we’re doing.
All you need to be a successful publisher is reboots, relaunches, a ton of variant covers, and a sweet Japanese pseudonym.