Comings and goings: former HBO Go Exec DiBartolomeo joins Comixology as CTO

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HBO Go co-founder Jeff DiBartolomeo has joined Comixology as chief technology officer. In case you hadn’t figured out that a) ComiXology hs the income for a significant hire and b) digital comics are a frontier medium. DiBartolomeo said other companies had asked him “to recreate what we did at HBO Go, but I didn’t want […]

IDW nabs three for marketing: Morehead, Henning, and Schweitzer

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IDW has had some comings and going in the marketing department over the last year or so, but they look to have filled the open position, and raised it two, by hiring THREE seemingly bright eyed and bushy tailed new folks. Rosalind Morehead , formerly of Mad Catz, will be Marketing & PR Manager. Diamond’s Kate Henning has been hired as Manager of Sales Operations.

Comings and Goings: Todd Allen joins Aerbook

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If you’ve been wondering why Todd Allen hasn’t been posting too much at the Beat any more, it’s for a good reason. He’s been hired by Aerbook as Director of Product Management. Aerbook is a start-up that offers software for creating your own ebooks, including graphic novels. Actually, we’re not entirely sure what else they […]

Help Wanted: Do you want to work for IDW? Marketing position is open

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Following John Schork’s return to Portland to join Oni’s marketing team as Director, IDW is once again looking for someone to help out with IDW’s press and marketing activities. The main duty will be playing Isles to Dirk Wood’s Rizzoli (above). Here’s the craigslist version: IDW Publishing is looking for a dedicated individual in the […]

The Mocking Dead: Zombie Parody Scheduled For September

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With Walking Dead being so popular for so long, it’s a wonder nobody has done a parody of it.  (Well, unless you count Marvel Zombies).  Dynamite’s fixing that in September with the debut of a 4-issue mini-series called The Mocking Dead.  It’s written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Max Dunbar.

David Brothers joins Image Comics

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@gwarrenl editing, production work, a mixed bag of cool things, I think! And I have an office! — david brothers (@hermanos) June 4, 2013 According to a wide variety of tweets, David Brothers has joined the staff of Image comics as something akin to a guy friday, as the above tweet indicates In addition to […]

DC Entertainment’s Diane Nelson has a new boss

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WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara —whom we’ve been watching closely since he took over in March—has made his first big shake-up: ousting TV head Bruce Rosenblum and giving the TV and home entertainment divisions a reorg. Buried in The Hollywood Reporter’s story is a teeny tidbit of some interest to DC Comics Kremlinologists: Warner Home Video […]

Rohac ankles Oni for Homestuck’s What Pumpkin Studios

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Rising industry star George Rohac, who has been Oni’s Director of Business Development, and founder of Benign Kingdom, is moving on to become Director of Business Development for What Pumpkin Studios, the merchandise end of fantastically popular webcomic Homestuck. Rohac was recently instrumental in running the $2.4 million Kickstarter for a Homestuck game, so you […]

The Owl Signals The Return of Project Superpowers

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After roughly a three year absence, Dynamite is returning to the Project Superpowers universe with the July debut of The Owl.  The title will be written by J.T. Krul, currently writing Superman Beyond for DC and Jirni for Aspen.  Heubert Khan Michael, recently drawing Vampirella, will be the artist.

The most nerve-wracking job in comics

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Looking to work in comics? There are quite a few openings at DC Entertainment—most of them in the Burbank office—but this one in NYC for Editorial Scheduling Coordinator might be the most nerve-wracking, as the job description is a detailed rundown of tracking and scheduling and resolving discrepancies. There’s also this: Must have the ability […]

The New Green Lantern Writers Are Revealed, Plus Fialkov’s Explanation.

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Consider it official, Joshua Fialkov is definitely off his Green Lantern books.  DC’s Alex Segura has tweeted the new writers.

Fialkov Leaving Green Lantern Corps and Red Lanterns

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It seems like a good day for announcements about leaving DC titles.  First news breaks that Andy Diggle has left Action Comics.   There are now two reports that Joshua Fialkov has left Green Lantern Corps and Red Lanterns.

Andy Diggle Off Action Comics – One and Done

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Andy Diggle has left Action Comics.  His first issue was #19.  The whispers I’m hearing from high places are that Tony Daniel will be taking over as writer (in addition to artist) with issue #20.

Ruwan Jayatilleke out at Marvel

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Marvel’s SVP associate publisher Ruwan Jayatilleke has been let go, CBR reports. An 8-year Marvel veteran, Jayatilleke was promoted in 2011 and was behind many of their new business initiatives over that period, including the Stephen King and Halo graphic novels, and most recently, working on the digital and trade book businesses. Although better known […]

DC is hiring a new bigwig

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Specifically…a Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development. Despite what it sounds like, the position doesn’t seem to be replacing EVP Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development John Rood or SVP Sales Bob Wayne and is a new position.

Pak and Lee on New “Batman/Superman” Title

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This comic was a no-brainer and rumored for some time, but DC has finally announced their new Batman/Superman comic, titled Batman/Superman.  (World’s Finest is now Worlds’ Finest with Huntress and Power Girl and moving the apostrophe would probably cause mass confusion, so we back to a more literal title for the book.)  The real surprise here is the creative […]