Marvel promotes from within the House

Thu, October 11th, 2001 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

In addition to recruiting top creators from outside their ranks, Marvel

proved today that they also value homegrown talent. Andrew Lis, formerly an

Assistant Editor in the X-Men family, has been promoted to Editor. Joining

him in upward movement is Brian "Smitty" Smith, who has been promoted from

Assistant Editor to Associate Editor.

Lis, who previously held positions with both DC Comics and,

has recently concentrated on the revamping of CABLE as well as attracting a

roster of unique creators to the giant-sized CAPTAIN AMERICA #50. In

addition to CABLE, he will now oversee X-TREME X-MEN, X-TREME X-MEN: SAVAGE

LAND, and several upcoming projects, including the STORM X-Men Icons series.

"I can't wait to tell my mom," said Lis. "She never thought I'd move out of

her basement. I will try my best to make very, very good American comics."

"Andrew has a tremendous sense of the creative community and has been

terrific thinking outside the box," said Director - Publishing Operations

Bob Greenberger. "He'll be keeping things fresh, which is exciting."

"In a very short time, Andrew has proven himself to be one of the most

valuable team players we have here at Marvel," stated Marvel Editor In Chief

Joe Quesada. "He has a great eye and a great way with talent. We expect

great things from him in his new editorial capacity!"

Smith, who works with Editor Ralph Macchio on a diverse and popular line of


MACHINE, was the originator of both the 100 Greatest Marvels and Marvel

Mangaverse events. He will continue to work with Macchio on their group of

titles, which will now include X-MEN: EVOLUTION and ULTIMATE X-MEN.

"I just wanna say 'Thanks' to Joe (Quesada) and Bill (Jemas) for giving me

this opportunity, which is a fantastic gesture and show of support on their

parts," said Brian. "I'd also like to thank Ralph for all of his guidance

and instruction in the Editorial Arts. I'm having a blast, getting to work

on some amazing books with the best comics creators in the world. All I can

say is that it's truly a great, great time to be working here at the House

of Ideas."

"Brian is a top-notch guy with tremendous editorial instincts," stated

Greenberger. "So it'll also be fun watching him prosper."

"Smitty is one of the most creative guys I've come to know in comics,"

praised Quesada. "From the creation of the 100 Greatest Marvels concept, to

the Marvel Mangaverse, to keeping Ralph in line, he's proven himself to be

quite the idea guy - and according to our freelancers, one of the easiest

guys to work for in the business!"

All of us at Marvel congratulate Andrew and Brian on their well-deserved

promotions. Now go create some cool comics!

'Nuff Said!

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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