Official Press Release
Veteran comic book news reporter Michael Doran has joined Marvel as
Marketing Communications Manager. From writing press releases to overseeing
Marvel's monthly section in Previews to acting as the point person between
The House and the industry's media sources, Doran will aim to keep people
talking about Marvel's key projects, creators and characters.
A fixture of the internet community since the mid 1990s, Doran began his
career by compiling industry news on the Prodigy Comic Book Forum. This led
Doran to create "Newsarama.com", and after joining fellow reporter Matt
Brady, the two turned it into one of the internet's leading comics
newsmagazine. In addition to his online reporting, Doran has written for
many industry print outlets, including Comics Buyer's Guide, Comics
International and Comic Shop News.
"I've had more fun than anyone should be allowed over these last six years,
speaking with creators, editors and publishers, and then passing the news
along to eager fans," said Doran. "The best part of joining Marvel is that I
get to keep doing the same thing: spreading the word about Marvel Comics
while working even more closely with the press community I've enjoyed being
a part of so much."
"The first comic book I ever read was an issue of AVENGERS, and I grew up a
loyal Marvel kid, so all roads in my life seemed to have led to this," Doran
continued. "Now I plan to get the word out as loud and far as I can about
the comic books I've enjoyed so much throughout my life."
"Although Mike will play it down, he's one of the true visionaries in our
industry," stated Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada. "Both he and his
partner Matt Brady saw a niche that needed to be filled in the area of comic
book news and marketing, and before you know it they were the #1 source of
comic online news content. Visionaries are what Marvel is all about, and
when an opening came up in our marketing department, I knew that Mike would
be the perfect fit."