Following the sordid affair of naming Jud Meyers new publisher, immediately suspending him, and then firing him, IDW has named Nachie Marsham as its new publisher, proving the old adage, if at first, you don't succeed, try, try again.
"We're honored to have Nachie onboard the IDW ship as he is a champion for novel storytelling and has an unequaled passion for this industry", said IDW CEO Ezra Rosensaft, covered in flop sweat and desperately hoping they don't have to fire this guy too. "With Nachie at the publishing helm and Veronica stepping into a larger role within the company, our creators, strong catalog of beloved original content, and our audience who trusts us to continue to deliver great stories across screens and platforms, are in the most capable hands."
The press release details Marsham's bio and qualifications, the most important of which is not having any known beef with Diamond and local comic shop retailers.
Marsham brings nearly 25 years of industry experience to his new role at IDW, where he will be tasked with overseeing IDW Publishing's strategic business units, integrating product cross-platform programs, establishing product growth initiatives with partners, broadening customer experiences to new platforms and expanding the company's extensive IP portfolio. Before joining IDW, Marsham was the Executive Editor at Disney Publishing Worldwide where he oversaw editorial teams working with various creative divisions of The Walt Disney Company, working on books including original and extension content for a variety of franchises, and working on new IP development for best-selling series from Disney. Starting in 2018, he led the Marvel Press imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide, editing and providing creative direction for prose and picture books, in addition to asset creation for both the vertical publishing division and the licensed business. Prior to his time at Disney Publishing, he spent more than eight years in editorial at DC Comics across a wide variety of titles and age ranges. Preceding his time at DC, Marsham spent years at Wizard Entertainment holding various positions within the company.
"Working collaboratively to create powerful stories has always been my passion," said Masham in the press release. "IDW is home to some of the most beloved IP in the business, and I couldn't be more excited to join them in furthering these stories and expanding their creative direction across all platforms." You can tell Masham is a true bro based on the amount of corporate lingo used in the press release quote.
In addition to the above, IDW has promoted Veronica Brooks to Vice President of Creative Affairs. "I'm thrilled to be taking on new challenges and look forward to collaborating with Nachie and the rest of the team to continue to produce content that empowers, educates, and entertains," said Brooks.