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.
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 […]
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:
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
§ Viz evp of Publishing Alvin Lu has left the company after 13 years, ICV2 reports.
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 […]
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. […]
It seems that departed DC and comiXology digital exec Ron Perazza will be joining Marvel, CBR is reporting. Since ankling comiXology last year, many had wondered where he would end up—he worked at Marvel back in the day as Online Product Manager and oversaw their collectible card game efforts so he knows the turf. At […]
Some recent publishing moves: Carol Burell, formerly editorial director at the Graphic Universe division of Lerner Publishing, ankled the company to join Abrams Comic Arts as an editor last month. As editor, Burell took a small educational publisher’s comic line and grew it to produce both outstanding original comics (Guinea Pig) and great international pick-ups (the much lauded Little White Duck: A Childhood in China.) Basically she was there as children’s comic became a growing market and helped Lerner become a player in the field. At Abrams, the powerhouse publisher of Wimpy Kid and My Friend Dahmer, she’s in a position to do even more. We won’t lie: Carol is one of our favorite comics people and this was a fantastic move for Abrams.