John Nee crosses universes.
Marvel has appointed a new publisher to oversee the comics line.
ComicBook reports industry veteran John Nee will fill the position, which was made available last year when Dan Buckley was promoted to president of Marvel Entertainment.
In this new role, Nee will ensure the quality and health of both the print and digital comics line, as well as managing the budgets, and guiding marketing.
Marvel was the top-selling publisher of 2017, and Buckley explained the company has many opportunities ahead. He believes Nee’s expertise will assist the company going forward.
“John’s [sic] has a comprehensive background that makes uniquely qualified for this role. He has a depth and breadth of experience in gaming, consumer products, prose publishing, collectibles, and most importantly comics,” Buckley said.
Buckley also explained Nee’s role would mainly focus on the business side of things rather than creative.
“As the publisher, John will lead our business strategy for publishing as a whole and focus on growing the comics and prose business. All business aspects of publishing report up to John. Creative and editorial planning will still have oversight from C.B. Cebulski, Joe Quesada, and myself.”
Nee makes the switch from rival publisher DC where he held the role of Senior Vice President of Business Development after being promoted from Vice President in 2007.
Last year also saw a change in Marvel’s editor-in-chief with C.B. Cebulski taking over the role after Alex Alonso’s departure.