Mike Hobson, ‘Pillar of What Marvel Comics Is Today,’ Passes Away

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Former Marvel Comics Executive Vice President Mike Hobson has passed away at age 83.

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Marvel Studios took to their official Twitter account to share a tribute to the late executive.

They wrote:

The Marvel family mourns the passing of Mike Hobson, a visionary and pillar of what Marvel Comics is today. Mike’s passion and love of storytelling opened the doors for fans around the world to join the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will live on for generations to come.
Marvel also shared a follow-up post about Hobson on social media that reads:
Mike brought Stan Lee’s tapestry of heroes to millions. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.
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Fans joined in remembering the late Marvel Studios executive.
Twitter user Blair Banner wrote:
He will be missed. Rest in Peace. I hope you’re flying high in Heaven. Thank you for all your hard work.
Another fan, Colleen McEneany, posted:
Such a legend. He will be remembered and college courses will hold him and Stan in high regards and studies. I know the legends will live on.
ComicBook.com shared these details about Mr. Hobson:

During his time at Marvel, Hobson was responsible for forming the publisher’s editorial staff in addition to overseeing marketing, distribution, and productions of all Marvel comics and graphics novels. His role in London made him the managing director of Marvel Europe, overseeing companies in the United Kingdom and Italy.

He is survived by his wife Ann Gould Hobson, children Sarah and Kate, and brother Christopher Hobson.

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The ITM team sends our sincerest condolences to Mr. Hobson’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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