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Jeph Loeb to head up TV development at Marvel

by Matthew Price Published: June 28, 2010

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, has named Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television, a new division of Marvel Entertainment.

According to a news release, Loeb will work along with 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.

Loeb will also oversee development and distribution of live-action, animated, and direct-to-DVD series.

Loeb is an Eisner-winning comic-book writer; former writer/producer of “Smallville” and “Lost,” and former co-executive producer of “Heroes.”   He wrote the films “Teen Wolf” and “Commando.”

“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,” said Alan Fine, Executive Vice President, Office of the President and Chairman of Marvel Studios’ Creative Committee, in a news release.

“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.”

Loeb’s work at Marvel includes the miniseries “Spider-Man: Blue” and “Daredevil: Yellow.”   For DC Comics, he wrote “Superman for All Seasons” and “Batman: The Long Halloween.”   Most recently he’s written “Hulk” and “Ultimatum” for Marvel.

“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 Loeb in the release. “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.”

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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