April 22, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce that comics-industry veteran Adam Philips has joined its staff as Director, Marketing, reporting to VP, Sales & Marketing Alan Payne, and working hand in hand with Vince Letterio, Dynamite’s Director, Sales. Among his responsibilities are running Dynamite’s monthly solicitations section in the Diamond Previews catalog and interviewing writers and artists on their latest projects for Dynamite’s YouTube channel.
“I’m beyond thrilled to join Dynamite Entertainment,” says Philips. “Dynamite is publishing some truly exciting comics, and it’s a pleasure to work with Nick Barrucci and his team to help promote what they’re doing.”
“I’ve known Adam since his early days at DC, as he was my main contact, and we’ve always had a great relationship,” says Nick Barrucci, founder and CEO of Dynamite Entertainment. “Bringing him on board gives us access to his decades of experience in the business, and I look forward to seeing where that will lead us.”
Prior to joining Dynamite Entertainment, Philips launched the comics marketing agency Untold Stories Marketing in 2021, with clients including Dynamite Entertainment, ComicsPro, SellMyComicBooks.com, Zoop, and others.
Philips was previously a longtime staff member with DC Comics. He joined DC in 1994 as its first (and so far, only) Copywriter, spearheading the creative direction of DC’s advertising and other projects. After joining DC’s marketing department, he was promoted to Director, Marketing Services, where he worked with comics shops and distributors until leaving staff in 2021.
Before that, Philips was an editor at Welsh Publishing Group, working on licensed magazines for young readers starring Superman and Batman, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Garfield, The Simpsons, The Real Ghostbusters, and more.
Philips began his career in comics as a freelance writer for Marvel Age Magazine before joining the staff of Marvel Comics as assistant editor in 1985. He worked on Marvel titles including Marvel Age Magazine, The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine, Howard the Duck, Doctor Who, The Vision and Scarlet Witch, and others.
In 2021, Philips created the comics podcasts “Defenders Dialogue with Carr and Adam” (in partnership with Carr D’Angelo, owner of Earth-2 Comics) and “One-Shot Wonders with Adam Philips.”
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.