This week’s whereabouts, notes on DC and Marvel and more

This week's whereabouts, notes on DC and Marvel and more

There’s been plenty of coming and going these days, but additionally hiring and promotions.

mike amstrong leaving ReedPop for an unnamed alternative, he wrote on Facebook. Armstrong was presently vice chairman, New Initiatives at ReedPop, however had served as showrunner for C2E2 and NYCC amongst his many different duties. He wrote:

It’s bittersweet for me to announce that after virtually 15 years, I’m leaving ReedPop to pursue a brand new function that I’m very obsessed with.

My first ReedPop present was New York Anime Fest in 2009 (pictured beneath!) and I formally joined the staff in 2010 for Star Wars Celebration. Between then and now, I’ve had the privilege of working with among the most wonderful individuals, manufacturers, companions, and followers.

The individuals I labored with have been 100%, certainly, the very best a part of my job. What I’ll miss most are the hugs, high-fives and beers after the Sunday 6:30 present that marked the top of one other profitable present. There isn’t any higher feeling.

Armstrong’s departure comes shortly after ReedPop president Lance Fensterman left for a brand new as-yet-unnamed place, so some modifications there – and plenty of basic unrest within the conference house which I will look into in additional element one in all as of late. Chris Arran has his goodbye to Armstrong at Popverse, however we’ll fail to sympathize with the Mets’ newest disasters with Mike on the reveals. It is an actual.

Jim “Ski” Sokolowski left Dynamite, in what’s described as a mutual parting of how. Sokolowski was VP/Affiliate Writer at Dynamite, however has a protracted background at Marvel, DC, (twice every) and Archie and doubtless is aware of extra about comedian e-book gross sales than any residing human besides Bob Wayne. They’re linked. On his LinkedIn page Ski writes that he “shouldn’t be on the lookout for a VP/Dir. Live performance stage, however in case you have decrease/mid stage wants, I would love to attach. Please do not hesitate to contact me when you suppose I might help you in any means.

Peter Katz joined GalaxyCon as

• It has been a busy week of IDW information, however I missed it Heather Antos was promoted to Group Editor, Licensing, a place the place she is going to oversee Star Trek, Sonic and different titles. Popverse has history.

• I used to be AFK when the Jim Lee information broke – because of Joe Grünenwald to intervene ! As Joe appropriately famous, Lee has simply sucked up titles as individuals go – taking up as CCO of Geoff Johnthen Editor Dan DiDio. And now he is including the president to his portfolio.

Lee remained DC’s prime government — and now type of the ONLY government — as he was rocked by quite a few rounds of layoffs and whittled down in some departments. All of the whereas, some of the standard rumors surrounding DC was that Lee could be leaving/letting go, maybe as a part of a cost-cutting resolution.

I am very completely satisfied to report that did not occur, however wanting on the small however stalwart group presently operating DC – and the general state of change at Warner Bros. Discovery – Lee not being in DC would have been seismically disastrous. It will have left the standing of all of DC’s important characters utterly up within the air and made the way forward for the division bleak, to say the least. It would not have been good.

It is also exhausting to not see Lee’s promotion as a part of the overall inner optimism and pleasure surrounding the overhaul of DC Studios and its two heads. Saffron Stone and, after all, the very connoisseurs of comics James Gunn.

So sure, excellent news.

• Talking of layoffs, Marvel Comics appears to have been spared in Disney’s latest round of layoffs. I am advised nobody actually anticipated it, however, after all, it is exhausting to not be cautious in these instances. It seems just like the downsizing of Marvel Leisure in March and the elimination of Ike Perlmutter was a singular occasion, and the comics division (which I am advised is secure and worthwhile) can be left alone. At the least that is what I hear on a regular basis!

Nonetheless, one other spherical of layoffs are coming for Disney within the coming months, so we’ll proceed to watch the scenario.

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