Ardden Exclusive: MIKE GRELL Named Editor-in-Chief
MIKE GRELL Named Ardden Editor-in-Chief
Ardden Entertainment has named Mike Grell as their editor-in-chief, Newsarama has learned exclusively.A nearly 40-year veteran of the comic business, Grell, a writer and artist, is best known for his influential 1980s work including Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters at DC Comics and creator-owned titles Jon Sable Freelance and Starslayer. Ardden Entertainment was formed in 2008 and currently publishes Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword and Casper and the Spectrals. Earlier this year, they announced a partnership with the revived '70s imprint Atlas Comics, with the relaunched Grim Ghost and Phoenix debuting at this year's New York Comic Con.
"I grew up reading Mike's comics and I am both humbled and thrilled that he has agreed to join our team," said Ardden's Co-President, Brendan Deneen. "As we head into our fourth year as a company, I couldn't think of a better person to guide us."
"After all these years on the other side of the desk, I'm excited to be part of Ardden Entertainment. This is where the action is," said Grell.
Grell joins an Ardden team that expanded in October 2010, including the appointment of Jim Krueger as the company's Consulting Editor. Rounding out the company are Cody DeMatteis, its Managing Editor; and PJ Feffer and Zach Frankel, its Assistant Editors.
Ardden Entertainment LLC was launched in April 2008 by former Miramax/Dimension Films executive Brendan Deneen and Richard Emms."