Man @ Marvel Crosses Over...
spokesperson PoPo is very pleased to announce that
Rosemann is "...all about the monkey."
This really shouldn't have come as a surprise. Once Bill
Rosemann left Marvel to move to Florida, any fan with a sense
of conspiracy could see the writing on the wall. Except, legitimately,
Rosemann really did move for family reasons. It would just
have been foolish for CrossGen Comics not to go fishing for
this guy sitting in their backyard.
CrossGen has always done what it could to lure top talent
into its stable, both creative and managerial. And in Bill
Rosemann, they have both.
It's about time, too. As CrossGen has expanded, they've
needed someone to help shoulder the load editorially.
From Major League Baseball to NCAA football,
the sports world has recently announced many key talent acquisitions,
and now CrossGen Entertainment has added to the signing spree
by landing industry veteran Bill Rosemann.
Fresh off a 10 year run at Marvel Comics, Rosemann has joined
CGE's expanding team in the newly created position of Director
of Marketing Communications.
will take over the duties held by Director of Corporate Communications,
Ian M. Feller, allowing Ian to move full-time into the role
of Code 6 Comics Managing Editor. As part of the newly-created
position, Bill will oversee media relations, advertising and
step into Ian's shoes to become CrossGen's primary public
relations voice and liaison to the press corps. In addition,
he will be responsible for organizing CrossGen's section in
Diamond's Previews, among other marketing tasks. Rosemann
will officially join CrossGen on February 24, 2003.
track record speaks for itself, and the idea that someone
of his caliber would just suddenly become available seemed
absurd to me," said CrossGen Vice President of Product
Development Tony Panaccio. "As Ian evolves into his role
as Managing Editor at Code 6, and I continue to get pulled
in different directions by Bridges and other mass market projects,
the necessity for a guy like Bill has become apparent in recent
months. What is wonderful is that we didn't have to settle
for someone like Bill Rosemann. We got the real deal, and
we could not be happier."
is an amazing talent and a guy that everyone in comics knows
and respects, including me," said Feller. "I feel
completely confident that Bill will raise the level of this
company's exposure and will easily fill the shoes I previously
wore. And now that he's here, I can finally focus my full
attention on Code 6 and sift through all the submissions that
have been piling up for the past six months."
that fumbling fool, Boon, this Rosemann possesses a spark
of intelligence," commented Po Po, the monkey mentor
of Boon Sai Hong from the monthly series Way of the Rat. "Plus,
I am told he admires my simian brethren, which pleases me."
I'm all about the monkey," replied Bill.
to joining CrossGen, Rosemann served as Marketing Communications
Manager for New York based Marvel Comics. For nearly a decade,
Rosemann steadily climbed the company's ranks, beginning as
a freelance writer for Marvel Age magazine and eventually
making his way through the sales, advertising and marketing
divisions. Known by fandom as "Your Man @ Marvel,"
a (not so) secret identity he created to give readers a behind-the-scenes
look at the publisher, Rosemann also penned Deadline, a critically
acclaimed murder mystery.
the last three years I've been impressed by CrossGen's focus
on imagination, integrity and innovation," stated Rosemann.
"Their exploration of mainstream genres, their commitment
to delivering stunning visuals on a timely basis, their development
of trailblazing programs such as Comics on the Web, the Compendias,
Bridges, and their inserts in Cinescape... these are all actions
that I, as a fan of the entire industry, respect. Actually,
'respect'-- for creators, retailers and readers -- is a guiding
principal here, and not only does this company have heart,
but it also has long-term plans to continue comics' return
to the pop culture radar screen. And that,
my friends, is a combination that I'm excited to be a part
fact," Rosemann concluded, "From now on, you can
just call me Your Friend @ CrossGen!"