Mike Marts


Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

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

Look for her focus on the DC Universe streaming app to blow up this year. Mike Marts (Up) Editor-In-Chief of AfterShock Comics Despite new creator-friendly competition, as more comic publishers keep launching like it's the nineties, AfterShock still manages to find biggish name creators – and the potential of biggish media deals to match Marts[...]

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

So who can you trust on when you'll get your next Jackpot fix?Why, Bleeding Cool, of course! Pip pip!Aftershock Editor-in-Chief and Grim Reaper of Comics Mike Marts tells Bleeding Cool that the comic's official release date is April, and that the delays are due to creative reasons.Solicitations all agree, at least for now, that Duarte[...]

Mike Marts' Final Project For Marvel – Cooking For Wolverine

Filmed around the time of the Death Of Wolverine, with Katie Kubert, Adam Kubert and Mike Marts - that's the big giveaway, Marts left Marvel in the spring....Tuck in!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr7BA_DJsIw 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[...]

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

By Olly MacNameeWith 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 at Marvel[...]

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 launched[...]

Jeff Lemire, The New X-Men Writer?

That originated with X-Men editor Mike Marts who recently quit the publisher and is now EIC of AfterShock Comics, with Mark Paniccia taking over the titlesBut it would be a rather effective way of getting the X-books away from stories of continuity involving Marvel Studios characters for a while.While Jeff Lemire hasn't written the[...]

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

Though I'm sure the Morlocks would have preferred Callisto...But from that same source, I was told that this plot was developed by X-Men editor Mike Marts and However, with Mike Marts leaving for new start up comics publisher Aftershock Comics, there may be a change in direction with the new X-Men editor, Mark Paniccia[...]

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

Recently he has edited titles including Superior Iron Man, Hulk, Ultimate Spider-Man and Fantastic Four.Mike Marts, the previous X-editor, departed to be editor-in-chief of the newly forming Aftershock Comics.How this will affect the X-Men books is, well, something we'll be looking at in an upcoming article. Bleeding Cool understands from connected, but not direct sources, that[...]

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 new[...]

X-Men Editor Mike Marts Quits Marvel Comics

'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 from DC where he was the Batman books editor As Executive Editor, he has been[...]

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, David[...]

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 Man, All[...]


DC Vertigo's Mark Doyle Is The New Batman Group Editor – For One Year (UPDATE)

Bleeding Cool understands that Mark Doyle, currently a DC/Vertigo editor, will be the new Batman Group editor at DC Comics.He replaces the departing Mike Marts, who was escorted out of the DC offices by security, as is standard, after he announced he was moving back to work at Marvel Comics.One slight blip is that Mark[...]

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 I'm sure[...]

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

And while a family man like Batman Group Editor Mike Marts would have also been likely to stay on the East Coast, and may have the ear of other publishers, could an offer of DC Comics Editor In Chief move him to move? And was John Rood planning to leave anyway? But there is no[...]

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 game[...]