Following the exit of Karen Berger as long-time Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Vertigo Comics, the imprint announced new shifts in editorial responsibilities. Shelly Bond, a nearly 20 year Vertigo vet will assume half of Berger’s double gig as Executive Editor.
In other changes, Will Dennis has been promoted to Group Editor and Mark Doyle is now Editor.
In an official Vertigo press release, Karen Berger said:
“I’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked for many years with these three smart and talented editors. Shelly has been by my side since the beginning of Vertigo, so I couldn’t be happier about passing the baton to her,” Berger said. “She brings so much creativity, passion and professionalism to everything she edits with special note to the wildly successful FABLES, which she launched and has overseen for over 10 years. Will is a highly regarded story editor of many critically acclaimed series including 100 BULLETS, DMZ and SCALPED and has procured many European and South American artists for our titles. Mark has a great eye for new writing talent, and his avid interest in up-to-the-minute fiction has been a real asset to the line. I look forward to reading many great comics and graphic novels from these three for many years to come. Vertigo is in the best of hands.”
Each of the editors have been with the company for a number of years, so growing pains should be kept to a minimum. Though there’s no word on how these changes will effect the editorial direction, or output frequency from Vertigo, which has been tapered over the years.