Marvel Entertainment's Executive Vice President and Creative Director, Joe Quesada Is Quitting After 22 Years
The former Editor-in-Chief of the company's comic division made the revelation in a post on social media, telling fans the time has come for him to move on.
The 60-year-old New York native says an exciting new chapter is about to begin. So the timing of his resignation seems right.
Quesada's career began in the 1990s as a comic book artist for publishers such as DC and Valiant....
He later formed Event Comics, where he released a character owned by his creator, Ash..A firefighter who gained super power.
1998, along with frequent collaborator Jimmy Palmiotti, he was contracted to run the Marvel Knights series, which showcased titles like Daredevil and Black Panther
After two years as creative lead for Marvel Knights, Quesada was promoted to Editor-in-Chief after Bob Harras left in 2000
he was responsible for popular comic series like the adult-focused MAX line and Marvel’s Ultimate Universe line
He was also instrumental in revamping the Avengers franchise and major crossovers like House of M, Civil War, and Secret Invasion
Under his tutelage, a new generation of creators like Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers), Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil),
Matt Fraction (The Immortal Iron Fist, Uncanny X-Men), and J. Michael Straczynski (The Amazing Spider-Man) made their mark on the comic book company.