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Marvel hires Loeb to run new TV division

Former 'Heroes,' 'Lost' producer has extensive background in comics

Marvel Entertainment has created a television division and appointed Jeph Loeb as exec VP and topper.

Loeb brings a background in both TV and comics. He wrote for “Smallville” and “Lost” before joining “Heroes” at its inception and rising to the title of co-executive producer. His career in comics dates back two decades, featuring stories with characters including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Daredevil, Spider-Man and the X-Men, and includes four Eisner Awards, given for creative achievement.

Loeb will be charged with leading efforts to bring Marvel characters to TV in both live-action and animation, overseeing development and distribution in those areas as well as direct-to-DVD. He will report to Marvel publisher and president of print, animation and digital Dan Buckley.

“His work in the comic book field is in a class of its own,” said Marvel Studios exec veep 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.”

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