Jeph Loeb To Head Marvel Television Division

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 11th, 2013 at 4:06 am,

Marvel will oversee any future television projects that involve its many lucrative characters and franchises via a new division, which has been appropriately dubbed “Marvel Television.”

The top dog that will run this new section of Marvel Entertainment will be none other than Jeph Loeb, an Eisner award-winning graphic novelist who has left his mark on both the comic book and TV industries.

Dan Buckly – Marvel’s publisher and president of print, animation and digital division – will work with Loeb in the new TV division as well.  The two will be involved in any animated or live-action TV projects that come to fruition in the future, as well as all direct-to-DVD ventures.

Marvel continues to shape itself into quite the entertainment powerhouse with this move, as several of its properties – Spider-Man and X-Men in particular – have been extremely popular TV series in the past and their appeal looks unlikely to waiver any time soon.  Between this and Disney’s acquisition of Marvel last year, one wonders what the comic book enterprise will do next – however, I would advise that Marvel take a lesson from the Mouse House and resist the urge to buy any major sport teams in the near future.

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Marvel TV shows have been popular in the past.

Loeb is best known in the comic book community for his award-winner Batman: The Long Halloween – which both David Goyer and Christopher Nolan have cited as an important influence on The Dark Knight – and the highly-revered Superman for All Seasons.  He does actually have a fair amount of experience in TV as well, having been credited as a producer/writer on Lost and Smallville, and as a co-executive producer on Heroes.  So he does seem a fitting choice for the job.

But what do you think?  Do you like the idea of Loeb heading Marvel Television?  Any thoughts on what Marvel animated/live-action shows you’d like to see in the future?  Let your voice be heard in the comments section below.

Source: THR

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  1. Ever since Disney grabbed them I have been saying 1 hour cable television shows!!!!

    There is enough drama, sci-fi, horror, superheroes, etc to give Marvel a few blocks of hours a month dedicated to various shows/properties.

    Being on Cable they can push the PG 13 as long as it is on at a certain hour. Especially since the Mouse seems a little more relaxed towards ratings.

    Years ago (10-15) you would not find Disney associated with a PG13 movie. (IMO)

    Just do it right. No need to deviate from the books.

  2. its all about the right series. Some series could/would not work properly as tv shows (IMO [I hate smallville and what they did to superman. 8 or 9 seasons later and i'm told he still can't fly and wears some a black shirt with a chalk S on it.]). But some are perfectly suited for a T.V. Show such as Heroes for Hire. A T.V. is the perfect launching point for lesser known characters to make it in Avengers 2, Shield movie, or any other mash-up movie coming after.

  3. No problems here one of my faves in the buisness. He is amazingly talented and when he teams with Jim Lee it’s always gold.

    I would love to see a marvel produced hour long live action drama. I think comics are better for TV more than the big screen. We get what 3 movies for one character? Think of how many stories could be told in a 7 season live action show. Instead waiting 7 years to see 3 stories and maybe 5 bad guys we could spend 7 years with countless stories and an entire rogues gallery.

  4. They need to do SPIDER-WOMAN and SHE HULK The Spin offs from Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk

  5. The fact Loeb made the incredibly craptastic Ultimatum storyline for the Ultimates, shakes my faith in his work in television.

    But since he made more good stories than bad I will watch what he’s got.

  6. When Marvel sold the film rights to Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and so on, did they also sell the live-action television rights? Are are they only allowed to produce animated shows based on those characters?

  7. heros for hire would be great for TV!!! i think that even the fantastic four, Dr. Strange, even a SHIELD show if the movie doesnt work out… if they did heros for hire i would be crying due to being so happy… luke cage and iron fist? what if they did one with the WEST COAST AVENGERS???!!!

  8. I have been a Marvel for 20 years now, and I have to say, they better start doing something in the animated direct to dvd market. I am not a big fan of DC, yet have found the last several movies they released to be very good in quality and content, ie more mature story telling. Marvel has to rich a history, and sooooooo many great stories to tell. So even though I like next avengers, and don’t mind too much about the Thor tales of asgard, we need to start seeing Infinity Gauntlet, Civil War, X-tinction Agenda, Secret Wars, Spider-Man featuring Carnage, like on on direct to dvd can deliver him. I’m sure you get the point. SOooooooo PLEASE let’s start making these great stories come to life via animated dirct to dvd!!!!