20 Facts About Jeph Loeb


Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an American film and television writer, producer and comic book writer.


From 2010 to 2019, Jeph Loeb was the Head of and Executive Vice President of Marvel Television.


Jeph Loeb was raised in a Jewish family in Stamford, Connecticut.


Jeph Loeb began collecting comic books during the summer of 1970.


Jeph Loeb's stepfather was a vice-president at Brandeis University, where Jeph met one of his mentors and greatest influences in comic book writing, the writer Elliot Maggin.


Jeph Loeb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's degree in Film.


Jeph Loeb would re-team with Kring almost two decades later for the TV series Heroes.


Four years later, Jeph Loeb was working on a script for The Flash as a feature with Warner Bros.


In 2002, Jeph Loeb wrote the script for the episode of Smallville, entitled "Red", which introduced Red kryptonite into the series.


Jeph Loeb became a supervising producer and has written many episodes since then.


Jeph Loeb signed a three-year contract, and although producers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough offered to keep him on for future seasons, Loeb left to care for his son, who had cancer.


Jeph Loeb wrote the teleplay for the first-season episodes "One Giant Leap" and "Unexpected".


Jeph Loeb himself was presented with a belated 2005 Jules Verne Award for Best Writing for his work on Smallville, which he had not previously been given because his trip to the Festival that year had been cancelled due to his son's ill health.


In October 2019, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was promoted to Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, which includes Marvel Television, prompting Jeph Loeb to leave the company after nearly a decade.


Jeph Loeb had been planning his departure before Feige's promotion.


Jeph Loeb is known for his extensive use of narration boxes as monologues to reveal the inner thoughts of characters, though the character interactions he writes are sparse in terms of dialogue.


At Marvel Comics, Jeph Loeb worked on the "Age of Apocalypse" crossover storyline in 1995 and co-created the X-Man character with artist Steve Skroce.


Jeph Loeb's run on the title spawned a new ongoing Supergirl series, and an animated film adapted from Jeph Loeb's "Public Enemies" story arc.


In 2007, Jeph Loeb wrote the miniseries Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, which used the five stages of grief as a motif to explore reactions of various characters of the Marvel Universe to the loss of the assassinated Captain America.


Jeph Loeb's father finished the work with the help of 25 other writers and artists, all of whom were friends of Sam, including Geoff Johns, John Cassaday, Ed McGuinness, Joe Madureira, Rob Liefeld, and Joss Whedon.