In a press release for Sword Master, (what you’re unfamiliar with Sword Master?) the 100% authentic Japanese Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics Akira Yoshida praised the importance of bringing authentic Chinese creators like writer Shuizhu and artist Gunji to the company in order to tell real stories of the country they live in and events they’re experienced.
The only issue is that Akira Yoshida is the pseudonym that actual Editor-In-Chief CB Cebulski used in 2004 to skirt around Marvel’s then-rules that editors couldn’t write comics as well.
Cebulski initially created the pseudonym to get writing gigs, first for Dreamwave, then for Dark Horse. Which led to Marvel hiring him unaware of who was behind the mask. Marvel claimed to have met Yoshida, but it was actually a Japanese translator who visited the offices and had lunch with Mike Marts, while being mistaken for Yoshida.
Cebulski went on to “retire” the pseudonym, quit Marvel as an editor, and was rehired as Talent Manager, allowing him to write under his given name. This eventually led to him getting the job as Editor-In-Chief after a “mutual” parting being Marvel and Axel Alonso.
SWORD MASTER TP VOL 01 WAR OF THE ANCIENTS
(W) Shuizhu, Greg Pak (A/CA) Gunji
Mounting threats and mysterious origins! You saw him tear through Fire Goblins in WAR OF THE REALMS with his magic sword! Now learn the origin of Lin Lie – A.K.A. Sword Master, Marvel’s newest Chinese super hero – in the English-language debut of his original series! Haunted by dreams of demons, Lin Lie hunts for his missing archaeologist father, battles a threat from beyond – and awakens his black blade for the first time! But will the weapon prove more bloodthirsty than the demons he fights? Threats mount across the eras as Sword Master faces a mysterious warrior woman in our time – and the horrifying Chiyou, god of war, in the far past! But his greatest foe of all may be the sorcerer Baron Mordo! And when Mordo hits the scene, can Doctor Strange be far behind? Collecting material from SWORD MASTER #1-6.
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020