DC Comics has announced via the Source blog that Bob Harras, former Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics, has been named Editor in Chief of DC Comics.
According to the blog, Harras will oversee editorial for DC Comics, DC Universe, MAD Magazine and Vertigo and will be based in New York City, reporting directly to co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio.
“Bob Harras’ personal and creative integrity is respected and renowned throughout the comic book industry,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher, at the Source. “As an editor, he provides invaluable insight into storytelling and character.”
“We could not be more excited to make this announcement,” said Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher at the Source. “Bob is a tremendous evaluator of talent, character and story. He is a proven leader who brings a keen understanding of the marketplace to the position.”
Harras was the group editor of collected editions at DC prior to being named Editor-in-Chief.
Harras was Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics from 1995 to 2000.
- Matt Price