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Marvels ‘Man’ Bill Rosemann resigns

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Marvels ‘Man’ Bill Rosemann resigns

Official Press Release

After nearly ten years at The House, Bill Rosemann has resigned from Marvel
Enterprises, Inc
. Beginning his career as a writer for MARVEL AGE magazine
in 1993, Rosemann officially joined the staff as Assistant Copywriter in
1995. Over the next seven years Rosemann was repeatedly promoted, finally
named Marketing Communications Manager in 2001.

Known online as “Your Man @ Marvel” — after the “insider” column that he
created — Rosemann enjoyed a wide array of responsibilities, ranging from
overseeing the Marvel catalog, advertisements and daily barrage of press
releases to hosting creator-packed convention panels to initiating the
popular “Marvel Buzz” section at Marvel.com to even leading tours of the
“Hallowed Halls”. As the laison between The House and the comic book press,
Rosemann also enjoyed working with the media community, coordinating
coverage of Marvel’s key projects and creators. 2002 saw Rosemann take to
the keyboard, writing DEADLINE, a critically praised four-issue series
illustrated by Guy Davis.

“To say that Bill will be missed is an understatement,” stated Marvel editor
in chief Joe Quesada. “He will always be Mr. Marvel in my book! His energy
and love of Marvel — and comic books in general — is a rare thing. But
it’s not like Bill is leaving us completely, since it’s my understanding
that he’s going to make a go of it from the other side of the desk as part
of the freelance community. And knowing Bill, he’ll be a success there as
well.”

“First I want to thank Joe Quesada for all the opportunities he’s given me,”
stated Rosemann. “Ask anyone in the business, and they’ll tell you that the
best thing about working in comic books is the great people, and Joe is one
of the best I’ve ever met. As a behind-the-scenes witness to the last two
years of Marvel’s rebirth, I was constantly impressed with Joe’s — and the
editorial team’s — ability to deflect criticism and concentrate on creating
the best and most exciting comics possible, including the amazing HEROES
charity book. It was an honor to work with them during this historic time.”

“I’d like to also take this moment to thank all of the fantastic people from
throughout the entire industry who taught me so much and made my years here
a dream come true, including the creators, staffers, and all of the
journalists from around the globe,” Rosemann continued. “It is their
enthusiasm, skill and good hearts that make them the true heroes of the
comic book world.”

“As for why I resigned, it’s for the best of all reasons: family,” Rosemann
explained. “My wonderful wife Alice Farrell — who I met through friends in
comics, don’t ya know — has an awesome family who lives down in Orlando and
Miami. So due to 9/11 — which underscored just how important family is —
and realizing that her parents are getting older, we decided that now is the
time to make the move. We’ve been talking about living down in Florida for
years, but a dream is just a dream until you make it a reality.”

“Finally, as for my future, first I’m going to concentrate in ensuring that
the transition between myself and Joey Zerbo — who shares my drive to see
Marvel (and comic books) in the spotlight — is a smooth one,” Rosemann
said. “After that, I look forward to the October 30th publication of the
DEADLINE trade paperback and to whatever writing work it may generate.
C’mon, I had to get in one last plug, right?”

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