After massive layoffs that saw DC Comics ousting Bob Harris and Dan Didio, laying off a ton of talent and canceling a plethora titles, the pendulum might be swinging back the other way with this new announcement.
Variety reports that Marie Javins—who assumed the interim role of DC Comics’ co-editor-in-chief alongside Michele R. Wells in the wake of August’s restructuring—will now be the publisher’s formal Editor in Chief, replacing ousted EiC Bob Harras. Javins will work alongside the recently hired DC Comics senior VP and general manager, Daniel Cherry III, as well as Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, as she helps shape the next generations of storytelling and creative teams at the home of some of the world’s finest heroes.
“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,” Javins said in a statement. “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.”
Javins oversaw popular projects like The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, & Dark Knights.