"I want to take you back for a minute, to the 1980s; most of you remember the fight at Marvel over [Jack Kirby’s] original art being returned…. I had a few people within Marvel who were acting like I was Bob Woodward, and they were Deep Throat, meeting in parking garages and feeding me information. I can give you the names of two of them because they’ve both passed away. One was a man named Mark Gruenwald, and the other was a lady named Carol Kalish, who was the head of Marvel’s Direct Sales Department at the time, and they were feeding me inside information and such."
—Mark Evanier at the Jack Kirby Tribute Panel at Comic-Con International, San Diego, July 2012. Transcribed by Steven Tice for the Jack Kirby Collector.
Mark Gruenwald was that dude.