Press Release

Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has appointed Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television, a newly created division of Marvel Entertainment.  In this new role, Mr. Loeb will work alongside Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc., to translate Marvel’s popular characters and stories to the television medium, in both live-action and animation formats. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Loeb will oversee the development and distribution of live-action, animated and direct-to-DVD series. Mr. Loeb was previously a Marvel-exclusive Eisner-Award-winning comic book writer and an Emmy-nominated writer for his work on NBC’s Heroes. The announcement was made today by Alan Fine, Executive Vice President, Office of the President and Chairman of Marvel Studios’ Creative Committee, and by Mr. Buckley, to whom Mr. Loeb will report.

Mr. Fine stated, “It’s with tremendous pride that I announce the creation of our Marvel Television division and the appointment of Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President. His work in the comic book field is in a class of its own, showing his passion and talent for bringing Marvel’s finest characters to life in an innovative manner. Jeph’s work on multiple award-winning television series and popular films has shown fans worldwide his ability to deliver thrilling entertainment in a number of media. With Jeph as our EVP, fans will experience the highest quality and most exciting television projects featuring their favorite Marvel characters.”

“I couldn’t be happier to accept this new position at Marvel Entertainment, working with both Dan and Alan to deliver exciting, cutting edge television projects,” said Mr. Loeb. “Marvel continues to break new ground in storytelling in both their comic book and film ventures, so, along with everyone here, I’m excited to bring the same brand of excitement into homes across the globe.”

Mr. Loeb has written acclaimed stories featuring every major super hero in comics, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the X-Men and more. Multiple-time winner of the prestigious Eisner Award for his writing, Mr. Loeb quickly established himself as one of the most sought after writers in the comic industry. Mr. Loeb also served as writer/producer on television series Smallville and Lost; writer/co-executive producer on Heroes; and writer of hit films Commando and Teen Wolf.

via Marvel

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  1. June 28, 2010 at 8:11 am — Reply

    That is one giant photo. I feel like a lilliputian.

  2. Astro Dinosaurus
    June 28, 2010 at 8:49 am — Reply

    I love this line
    “Mr. Loeb has written acclaimed stories featuring every major super hero in comics, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the X-Men and more”

    And more…You can’t even mention the competition?

  3. TaZ
    June 28, 2010 at 9:04 am — Reply

    “What? Me worry?”

  4. websnap
    June 28, 2010 at 9:24 am — Reply

    Will ABC show the Blob eating Janet Pym? May just happen now…

  5. theSuperAlbino
    June 28, 2010 at 10:17 am — Reply

    Not sure how to feel about this one…it’s possible that Loeb could actually do better on TV than comics, I mean their was a time when he wrote GOOD stories.

  6. June 28, 2010 at 11:17 am — Reply

    Why are all the writers and artists at Marvel becoming of “heads” of things? I would think a programming director would have a different skill set than a comic book writer.

    • Astro Dinosaurus
      June 28, 2010 at 11:39 am — Reply

      He’s had a lot of experience with TV and movies (Heroes most recently and who could forget Commando with Schwarzenegger) And I would rather have a comic-guy with some TV know-how than a TV-guy with some comic know-how doing this. Besides his writing these past years hasn’t exactly been prize material, this might be something he can do a great job at.

      Now for the speculation… Live Action TV shows? Live Action TV Shows set in Marvel’s movie-verse?

  7. MaximusRift
    June 28, 2010 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Is it me or are questionable writers being put in positions of power in Marvel? I mean after dragging Hulk down the toilet he gets PROMOTED?!?!?

  8. tidge
    June 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm — Reply

    At least now when he recycles plots, dialogue and situations from television and movies he won’t have to put as much thought into making them work on the comic page.

  9. Damascus
    June 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm — Reply

    Can you really flush the Hulk down the toilet (that’s a really big toilet), the character is fairly 2 dimensional, he can be a cool character, but a majority of his stories are pretty bland. They can’t all have him in an alternate future wearing Doctor Strange’s cape and having killed darn near everyone. But hey, if the guy has some experience with TV, let’s see what he can do. It’s gotta be better than Mutant X or whatever that show was; heck there haven’t been too many great live action shows dealing with the subject other than say Heroes, The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman and the old Batman show, oh and Smallville for some of us is good too.

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