Former Marvel Editor Nel Yomtov now at Hammond World Atlas
Former Marvel Comics editor Nel Yomtov was named executive editor at Hammond World Atlas, a division of Langenscheidt. In addition to working with the century old map publisher, Yomtov will also be charged with developing new lines for the parent firm.
The map company provides graphics to WCBS in New York and CNN nationally.
Yomtov was a long time editor at Marvel before leaving during the turbulent bankruptcy years. He served as a special projects manager at DC Comics before moving to Rosen Publishing. While there he rose to editorial director and was largely responsible for the educational publisher’s move into graphic biographies and histories. Yomtov also worked as a creative director at Parachute Press, a consultant to Major League Baseball and colored The Transformers for nine years. Yomtov is considered one of the friendliest guys in the field and played a mean softball game when he played on the DC and Marvel teams.