We were fortunate enough to speak with Executive Vice President of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, at New York Comic-Con 2016 earlier in October. As part of his duties running Marvel TV, he’s an executive producer on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Loeb has written numerous comics for Marvel, including Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, which is based on the five stages of grief, Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue, and Hulk: Gray. He has also penned such titles as Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, and Superman for All Seasons for Marvel’s rival, DC. He has frequently collaborated with comic book artist Tim Sale.
Loeb was no stranger to television and film when Marvel chose him as Executive Vice President. He co-wrote the films Teen Wolf (which the MTV series is based on) and Commando starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also served as a writer on Smallvile and Lost, and was co-executive producer on Heroes.
Watch below to hear him talk about the interconnectivity of the Marvel universe, expanding the Marvel format for television, the possibility of returning to writing comics, and why adapting the Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. works.
Interview by Al Mannarino. Introduction by Aaron Sarnecky