THUNDER Agents, Dr Who event, GI Joe Relaunch at IDW

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TweetBy LTZ The new York comic Con IDW panel saw a number of announcements, including the news that THUNDER Agents would be relocating to IDW in early 2013, along with a rrlaunch of GI Joe helmed By Fred van Lente. Present for the panel were IDW marketing VP Dirk wood, President Greg Goldstein, Dr Who […]

Trouble is no picnic as the world gets back to work

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Tweet Hooray, it’s Monday! Back to work and the real world, y’all! To celebrate, let’s analyze the adventures of Captain Triumph as seen on the cover to Crack Comics #60 c. 1949. Captain Triumph thought that stopping a lynching would be a picnic, but he discovered this was not the case. A lynching is a […]

Hershman joins Dark Horse

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TweetDark Horse has hired former Borders graphic novel buyer Micha Hershman as their new Director of Marketing. According to PR: In his 13 year tenure, Hershman has developed an extensive professional experience with comics, graphic novels, science fiction, horror and related merchandise. After handling the buyer duties for the chain’s rapidly growing graphic novel section, […]

Baby news, comings and goings

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Tweet § Congrats to Ron Perazza, VP of Creative Services at DC, and Linda Lee, Director, Book Publishing at Nickelodeon, on the birth of Hudson Lee Perazza. § All-around good guy Kiel Phegley has been named News Editor of Comic Book Resources. As for what that means, well…I’m still trying to figure that out. I’ve […]

Marc Bernardin leaves EW

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Tweet As reported in a Twitter posting, Marc Bernardin was among those let go at Entertaiment Weekly yesterday, part of a general bloodbath at Time Inc. this week — as many as 500 employees are expected to be let go. Bernardin, who received the news while on vacation, tweeted: Ladies and gentlemen, my 15-yr tenure […]

Personnel news: Wood, Fingeroth

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Tweet§ Dirk Wood has been appointed to the position of Director of Communications for Dark Horse. In his new role, Wood will continue to coordinate all trade-show efforts for Dark Horse, as well as key presentations that the company makes externally. He will continue to serve as the primary contact for all direct-market retailers, as […]

Meet Diane Nelson! – UPDATE

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Tweet UPDATE: This interview with Nelson by Sharon Waxman at The Wrap addresses a few of those pressing issues and establishes that Nelson is not a comics fan “by nature.” So: a girl running a comic book operation? Isn’t this a young, male-centric market?I prefer to be known as an executive rather than a girl. […]

Levitz leaves ‘One of the Best Jobs on the Planet’

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TweetAs this week’s DC bombshell sent ripples throughout the Multiverse, most people were taking time to talk about the contributions of Paul Levitz to the comics — as a medium and as an industry, Levitz’s handiwork has created or nurtured much of the infrastructure we live with daily. It’s a huge legacy. A few reactions. […]

Two excellent views of Paul Levitz

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TweetMarv Wolfman recalls his friend of nearly 40 years: If you are into comics, you already know Paul Levitz is stepping down from his position as President and Publisher of DC Comics. I’ve known Paul since he was 13 and consider him one of my closest and dearest friends. For years now, Paul has talked […]

Comings and Goings: Cohen, Mason

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Tweet• Jacq Cohen, formerly Publicity Coordinator at Dark Horse, will be moving to Fantagraphics to be Director of Publicity and Promotions beside Eric Ryenolds, who was recently promoted to Associate Publisher. It’s a great hire for Fanta, and a great line for Cohen to be plying her trade to promote. • Marc Mason, best known […]

Schreck joins IDW

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TweetTed Adams’ all-star line-up gained a heavy hitter with the official announcement of Bob Schreck joining IDW as senior editor: Newsarama: Bob, how did this position with IDW come about? Bob Schreck: Soon after I became available on the market again, that is “laid off,” IDW and several other interested parties reached out to me […]

Wizard hires and promotes

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TweetSome hiring information from Wizard, after a longer period of trimming staff. According to a press release, long-time staffer Mike Cotton has been promoted to Editor of Wizard. Also: “Mike has built strong relationships with both creators and fans of comics,” said Shamus. “His promotion is a testament to how well he connects with Wizard […]

Jon Goldwater new CEO of Archie Comics

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TweetVia PR, we may be seeing a more “rock ‘n’ roll” Archie soon. Jon Goldwater CEO of Archie Comics: The Archie Comics line of comic books is one of the most successful, longest running lines in the history of the comic industry. As the son of Archie Comics founder John L. Goldwater he looks forward […]

Toy/internet people sought

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Tweet Beat Pal Frank Patz at The Eternal Collector is looking for some people to help him upgrade his site: Are you interested in the Toy Industry? I have one of the most visited Toy Collecting websites on the Internet. I am looking for someone to help me with the Web design of the site. […]

Keenan joins Abrams

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TweetMore comings and goings, as Sheila Keenan is joining the Abrams ComicArt imprint as Senior Editor: Sheila Keenan will be joining ABRAMS on Wednesday, May 6, as Senior Editor, working on the Abrams ComicArts list. Keenan will report to Charles Kochman, Executive Editor. Sheila has over twenty years of experience as both a writer and […]

Linkage, comings and goings

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Tweet§ Superboy??? Jeff Trexler looks at the possible legal reasons for the character’s return and reminds us that the Superman trial is underway right now: A settlement is one possibility, though at present it seems a relatively less likely explanation. The court record in the Superboy lawsuit contains no reference to a finalized settlement. To […]