Future Hispanic History Month: Axel Alonso's Marvel Comics Facelift

We're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Future Hispanic History Month, highlighting rising stars who are creating history before our very eyes. Today we honor Axel Alonso, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics.

The son of a Mexican father and English mother, Alonso grew up in San Francisco. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and politics at U.C. Santa Cruz, then a master's in journalism at Columbia. After spending time in the newspaper and magazine businesses, he took a job at DC Comics in 1994. Six years later, he moved to Marvel, where he has been EIC since 2011. "He became only the third person in 15 years to hold the position," wrote the New York Times, "and one of the few in the company’s history to gain it without tumult or corporate bloodshed."

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