Rumors of more layoffs at Marvel were the hot topic at NYCC and today, confirmation that editors Jody LeHeup and Alejandro Arbona have been laid off. CBR is reporting that as many as 15 people were let go today in a cost cutting measure.
Arbona edited such titles as IRON MAN 2.0 and CASANOVA. LeHeup was best known for shepherding the long delayed STRANGE TALES anthology to its conclusion.
We’ll have more on this breaking story — including why the layoffs are happening — later.
Arbona, a prolific tweeter under is @alejandrobot handle, tweeted:
Now I can start tweeting REALLY dirty.
Update: Assistant editor Rachel Pinnelas is also said to be among the departed. Pinnelas worked on FEAR ITSELF, BLACK WIDOW, and many other titles.
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