Marvel Enterprises Appoints Winston Fowlkes as Publisher of Marvel Comics

Posted on February 8, 1999

Marvel Enterprises, Inc. announced the appointed of Winston Fowlkes, age 66, as Publisher of Marvel Comics. Mr. Fowlkes has over 40 years of entrepreneurial and senior management experience in the publishing industry, including three decades at Time Incorporated.

Eric Ellenbogen, President and CEO of Marvel, commented, "With the appointment of Winston Fowlkes, we have significantly upgraded Marvel's senior management team. Winston is a respected veteran of the publishing industry and brings Marvel extensive experience in developing and managing major content libraries. Comics are the creative foundation of our company, and Winston will be invaluable in managing that business as we leverage the popularity of our characters across all media, whether film, television or the Internet."

Mr. Fowlkes commented, "I'm very pleased to play a major role in the new Marvel. Marvel's massive character library lends itself to a myriad of media, licensing and promotion opportunities and I believe the company has only just scratched the service in exploiting these assets. I look forward to working with Eric as we seek to maximize the full potential of the company's publishing division."

From 1988 to 1997, Winston Fowlkes was an entrepreneur having co-founded Voyager Communications, a comics publisher. He also served in senior manager positions including Executive Vice President of Novatek Medical Inc., Publisher of Enlightened Entertainment Partners and President of Broadway Comics. From 1958 to 1987, he held various senior management positions at Time Incorporated, including Assistant Business Manager of LIFE Magazine, European Books Manager, General Manager of the International Division, Treasurer and Vice President.