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 […]

Green Lantern’s Indie Writers Movement

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As reported earlier, DC Comics has announced their new lineup for the Green Lantern family of titles and they’re going for new blood.  Geoff Johns was the engine powering that franchise and three out of four writers aren’t just new to the Lanterns, they’re still relatively new to DC.  Here’s the line-up:

Powell promoted to Vice President of Retailer Services at Diamond

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Diamond, the the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, is making a few more tinkers with the top exec structure. Former Lone Star Comics/mycomicshop.com retailer Chris Powell, who joined Diamond last year, has been promoted from Executive Director of Business Development to the new position of Vice President of Retailer Services. Powell will report to COO Chuck Parker and oversee Diamond’s Customer Service and Technical Support, which were formerly under VP Sales & Marketing Roger Fletcher. He’ll also continued his role in setting up programs to get new stores started.

Diamond is hiring a Purchasing Director

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Wanna have a key job in purchasing at the biggest comics distributor in North America? Diamond is hiring.

Black Bat Adds Artist, Confirms May Launch (Preview Art)

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The Black Bat was one of the early character pulps from the 1930s, along with The Shadow and The Spider.  Like those last 2 pulps, The Black Bat is getting a comics revival over at Dynamite.  Brian Buccellato (co-writer on The Flash) is writing it. Roman Cliquet, who recently drew The Shadow Special #1 for Dynamite is the artist.

All The Green Lantern Writers Leaving – Change Is In the Air

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The big news, as promoted by DC, was that Geoff Johns was capping off his 9 year run on Green Lantern.  That’s not the entirety of the Green Lantern news.  A look at the actual May solicitations reveals EVERY title in the Green Lantern family of titles is wrapping up their run.

Dark Horse Editorial changes: Gibbons promoted, Edidin goes freelance

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A couple of changes at Dark Horse as Jim Gibbons has been promoted to assistant editor. Gibbons, one of about 12 trillion former Wizard staffers now working in the comics industry, has worked in DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Brian Wood’s THE MASSIVE, and Guillermo del Toro’s THE STRAIN, as well as Francesco Francavilla’s THE BLACK BEETLE […]

DC Creator Switches Roundup – OR – This Month’s Musical Chairs

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Another month, another set of creative changes at DC.  This time they’re announcing them via their column at CBR.   Here’s the rundown of what’s going on.

Changes at Diamond Management: Wurzer to replace retiring Schanes

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A big change at Diamond executive team as VP of Purchasing Bill Schanes is stepping down after 27 years. He’ll be replaced by Jon Wurzer, who as Executive Director of Purchasing has been responsible for day to day purchasing decisions for the last 12 years. Schanes will remain in an advisory capacity through 2013.

Manga watch: Lu leave Viz; DMI shuts down Digital Manga Direct

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§ Viz evp of Publishing Alvin Lu has left the company after 13 years, ICV2 reports.

Help Wanted: IDW is hiring an editor

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Do you have what it takes to juggle a bunch of monthly comics, dealing with freelancers, Diamond, retailers and the comics press? If you’re up for it, IDW is hiring! Here’s the deets: Editor, IDW Publishing IDW Publishing is seeking an experienced Editor to support the Chief Creative Officer. This is a full-time position located […]

Changes at Image: Ron Richards in, Martinez and Delaine out

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Some changes at Image Comics; Ron Richards, formerly of iFanboy, has been hired as Director of Business Development. You can read about Richards’ new duties in the PR below. The move comes as two other Image staffers will be departing: Events Coordinator Sarah Delaine and Sales and Licensing Coordinator Todd Martinez have left the company. […]