It was first announced yesterday that Comic Book Editor and Colorist Marie Javins will become DC Comics’ new Editor-In-Chief. This following the recent restructuring of the Company that happened in August, this move put her as Co-Editor-In-Chief alongside Michele R. Wells. This was announced by Senior Vice President and General Manager of DC Comics, Daniel Cherry III, whom Javins will be reporting to went on to saying this:
“Marie intrinsically understands the power of comics and their unique ability to entertain and empower, which makes her a perfect choice to be DC’s next editor-in-chief, In addition to her many creative talents, she’s also incredibly committed to increasing access to this amazing industry by mentoring the next generation of comic book creators and helping them find their voices. I look forward to working with her in her new role.”Daniel Cherry III, Senior Vice President, and General Manager of DC Comics
In her new role, Javins will be responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the company’s annual publishing schedule to grow all DC imprints. She’ll also lead the strategy for expanding the worldwide consumer reach of DC Publishing content and provide editorial and creative direction for DC imprints. Working closely with Cherry and Jim Lee, DC Comics’ publisher and chief creative officer, she’ll help define positioning, character narratives and prioritization, creative talent selection, and brand attributes of each imprint and develop publishing plans with lead editors.
“Anyone fortunate enough to work with Marie in the comics business knows two things about her – one, that she has the impeccable creative instincts and the talent relationships needed to create the kind of stories our fans crave and demand and two, that her deep knowledge of the global business of comics and its endless variations of storytelling means big things are on the horizon for DC in the years to come, I’m thrilled for Marie and look forward to the stories she has yet to tell.”Jim Lee, DC Comics’ Publisher and Chief Creative Officer
Meanwhile, Comic Creators responded to the news of Marie’s Promotion, Javins also spoke about the promotion:
“As a young girl devouring comics of Wonder Woman, Nubia, and Supergirl, I never dreamed that decades later, I’d be at the helm of the mighty DC Comics, I’m incredibly honored by this responsibility, and will dedicate myself to supporting and challenging DC’s extended family of staff, talent, retailers, and partners around the world in our quest to tell innovative visual stories that both reflect and expand our world—and in some cases, our galaxy and multiverse.”Marie Javins, DC Comics’ Editor-In-Chief
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