Tom Brevoort
Brevoort at the 2014 Special Edition NYC
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Editor
AwardsEisner Award (1997)
https://tombrevoort.com/

Tom Brevoort (/ˈbrvɔːrt/[1]) is an American comic book editor, known for his work for Marvel Comics, where he has overseen titles such as New Avengers, Civil War, and Fantastic Four. He became Executive Editor in 2007, and in January 2011, was promoted to additionally serve as Senior Vice President of Publishing.[2] As of 2024, he is also the Group Editor of the X-Men.[3][4]

Career

Tom Brevoort began working for Marvel Comics as a college intern in 1989.[5] Commenting on his rationale for taking a non-paying entry-level job, Brevoort recalls, "Well, obviously, to get a leg up on getting into the business." He went on to say, "In the illustration program I attended at the University of Delaware, senior students were required to get and serve an internship at some company or institution related to the field of illustration. In our initial freshman orientation, the head of the department mentioned that they had previously placed one student at Marvel Comics, so I figured that was where I would set my sights."[6]

Brevoort worked his way up to an assistant editor and later an editor in his own right. From 2007, he held the title of Executive Editor with Marvel and was responsible for multiple series including New Avengers, Civil War, and Fantastic Four.[5]

In July 2010, Brevoort and fellow Marvel editor Axel Alonso began a weekly column on Comic Book Resources called "Marvel T&A", a new installment of which appears every Friday, along with Joe Quesada's "Cup O' Joe" column.[7][8]

On January 4, 2011, Brevoort was promoted to Senior Vice President of Publishing of Marvel Comics.[9]

As of 2020, Brevoort was Marvel's longest-serving editor.[10]

In 2024, he became the Group Editor of the X-Men for the X-Men: From the Ashes publishing relaunch[3][4] while "keeping his VP and Executive Editor titles".[11] Brevoort, in his newsletter, commented that the shift was "because the characters were going to be of greater importance to Studios in the years to come, it made sense to have a more senior editorial presence overseeing the book".[4] IGN stated that Brevoort replaced X-Men Group Editor Jordan D. White in what "is easily the biggest internal shake-up at Marvel since C.B. Cebulski was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in 2017".[12] IGN highlighted that he "has spent the past 25 years overseeing Marvel's Avengers line" and helmed "numerous major crossovers like 2006's Civil War, 2012's Avengers vs. X-Men and 2015's Secret Wars" which may indicate "that Marvel is looking for Brevoort to parlay his experience in overseeing large-scale superhero stories that impact the fabric of the Marvel Universe".[12] Popverse commented that it is "hard to underestimate the influence Tom Brevoort has had on the modern era of Marvel, be it Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, or Marvel bedsheets even".[13] Popverse speculated that "given Kevin Feige's start at Marvel in helping shepherd 20th Century Fox's X-Men movies back in the late '90s and early '00s, and his well-known history as a comics fan turned movie studios exec, there is something bigger going on. Think about it this way: Marvel just moved their highest-qualified editor and shepherd of comics, characters, creators and fellow editorial/design/publishing talent to re-focus his energies centrally on the X-Men".[13]

Awards

References

  1. ^ Brian Bendis Crashes Tom Brevoort's Interview on Marvel LIVE! at San Diego Comic-Con 2015
  2. ^ "Marvel Meet the Publishers event @ Midtown Comics", Comic Book Resources, April 14, 2011
  3. ^ a b Schedeen, Jesse (2024-03-14). "From the Ashes: Marvel's Ambitious X-Men Relaunch Revealed". IGN. Retrieved 2024-06-10. Following the conclusion of Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X this summer, From the Ashes is a new initiative spearheaded by incoming X-Men group editor Tom Brevoort
  4. ^ a b c Johnston, Rich (2024-05-13). "Tom Brevoort Told To Move X-Men Away From Krakoa Over Studio Concerns". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 2024-06-10.
  5. ^ a b Itzkoff, Dave. "Modern Marvel", The New York Times, March 25, 2011
  6. ^ Arrant, Chris. "Marvel Interns Turned Pros: Tom Brevoort, Nick Lowe, David Gallaher and others talk about how their Marvel internships helped them break into comics",[dead link] Marvel Comics, January 19, 2011
  7. ^ Quesada, Joe. "Introducing Marvel T&A!", Comic Book Resources, July 9, 2010
  8. ^ Phegley, Kiel. "Alonso Named Marvel Editor-In-Chief", Comic Book Resources, January 4, 2011
  9. ^ Moore, Matt. "Marvel Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief", ABC News, January 4, 2011
  10. ^ Arrant, Chris (2020-06-22). "Marvel's Tom Brevoort launches comics editor RPG - play as DC, Marvel, or Image". Newsarama. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  11. ^ Arrant, Chris (August 11, 2023). "Marvel shifts gears and begins what could be the biggest X-Men effort in decades". PopVerse. Retrieved June 10, 2024.
  12. ^ a b Schedeen, Jesse (August 17, 2023). "What Does Marvel's Big X-Men Shake-Up Mean for the Comics?". IGN. Retrieved June 10, 2024.
  13. ^ a b Arrant, Chris (2023-08-11). "To Me, my X-Men: Why Tom Brevoort's Marvel job change is a big deal (and not just for comics)". Popverse. Retrieved 2024-06-10.
  14. ^ "1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners", Hahn Library, accessed January 5, 2011.