Newsarama's Michael Doran moves to Marvel

Tue, November 12th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

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 "", 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."

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