Steve Wacker, of late VP, Head of Content, Digital Media at Marvel Entertainment, is moving onto pastures new and taking up a new gig with Johnathan Hickman as Editor-in-Chief for Hickman’s 3W/3M. As announced in Hickman’s free substack newsletter. Here’s an abridged version of the full announcement:
“If you’ve been reading comics for the past 20 years, you probably know who Steve is, or at least have seen his name in the credits of hundreds of books. He began his editorial career at DC working on comics like JLA, JSA, Legion of Super-Heroes, Jonah Hex, Villains United, and the weekly 52 event, before moving over to Marvel where he was the long-time editor of Amazing Spider-Man as well as spearheading historic runs on Hawkeye, Daredevil, Ms. Marvel, Venom and Captain Marvel. All while running a super-sharp office with some of Marvel’s top-editorial talent.
Steve left comics in 2014 when he was pulled over to work with Marvel’s growing TV and animation division, and for the last couple of years has been Head of Content for their strong digital media division. He has, however, always kept one foot in the comic book industry and regularly attended the Marvel editorial retreats where his insight and savvy were always appreciated and counted on.
This morning, he announced that he was leaving Marvel after a long and successful run.
And starting Monday, Steve will be joining us.
Given his career-long track record in editorial — and his knack for cultivating talent, publishing great comics, and brewing up new ideas at Marvel — we’re all very excited to add him to the team and help us organize this world and these stories into something unforgettable, unimaginable and unrelenting.
He’ll have more to say on Monday, but until then, we’d like to thank him for joining us and capping off one hell of an exciting week.
All right. Here we go.”
I must admit, out of all the recently announced Substack deals, Hickman’s was always the most interesting to me. And Wacker has a proven track record too. A great addition to the growing team Hickman is bringing together, don’t you think?