Jeph Loeb to Head TV Division for Marvel

Comic book writer and TV producer Jeph Loeb has named head of Marvel Entertainment’s new television division.

Loeb will oversee both live-action and animation efforts on TV and direct-to-DVD in the new position. He will report to Dan Buckley, publisher and president of print, animation and digital at Marvel.

Loeb is ideally suited the position. In the 1980s, he earned writing credits on the feature films Teen Wolf and Commando before becoming one of the first writers to cross over from Hollywood to comic book writing. As a comics scribe, he has handled most of the major franchises at DC and Marvel, including the X-Men, Batman, Superman and the Hulk. He frequently collaborates with artist Tim Sale, producing such popular series as Batman: The Long Halloween.

Loeb also has stayed active in television, having worked as a writer and producer on Smallville and rising to the role of co-executive producer on NBC’s Heroes.

“His work in the comic book field is in a class of its own,” said Marvel Studios executive VP and creative committee chairman Alan Fine. “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.”