When looking for a new Editor-In-Chief, DC didn’t have to look very far. Instead, they chose to promote one of their own. The publisher has named Marie Javins to the role, according to Senior Vice President and General Manager Daniel Cherry III.
Javins, who has been with the company since 2014, had recently been DC’s Executive Editor Of Global Publishing And Digital Strategy. According to the press release, she will now be responsible for, “developing and overseeing the execution of the company’s annual publishing schedule to grow all DC imprints.” She will also continue to grow and expand the publisher’s global outreach. No small task, considering DC seems to be, at least somewhat, ushering in a new era. Things have seemed a bit up in the air recently, aside from a few titles. It will be interesting to see how Javins approaches things in the early going.
“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,” said Javins. “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.”
That comment about the multiverse is interesting, given the shared continuity rumors floating around DC lately. I never quite bought into that talk, but it’s worth noting given the quote. Javins has been an editor on some fairly successful titles recently including Dark Nights: Death Metal, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, Justice League and others.
January and February should be very interesting months at DC. We will keep you posted on any further developments.
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