Bob Wayne Named SVP, Sales DC Comics

(October 18, 2010) Bob Wayne has been named Senior Vice President, Sales of DC Comics, it was announced at New York ComicCon by John Rood, EVP Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, DC Entertainment. Wayne will continue to oversee sales distribution for DC Comics in the direct market and bookstores, and in his new role will and will now oversee digital sales and all international distribution. He will be based in New York and report directly to John Rood.

Hank Kanalz Named SVP, Digital – DC Entertainment

(October 10, 2010) Hank Kanalz has been named Senior Vice President, Digital of DC Entertainment, it was announced today at New York ComicCon by Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher and John Rood, DC Entertainment EVP of Sales & Marketing. In this newly created position, Kanalz will develop and oversee the execution of the annual digital publishing schedule, coordinating all digital comic content across DC Universe, Vertigo, and MAD.

NYCC 2010: Take flight at NYCC by unlocking an exclusive Foursquare GREEN LANTERN BADGE

Heading to NYCC? Use Foursquare? Well, prepare to unlock a badge that'll elevate you to the exalted Green Lantern Corps!

Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Foursquare are going green at New York Comic Con, offering fans the chance to unlock an exclusive GREEN LANTERN badge during the three-day show.

How does it work? Well, if you're at the con, simply check in to Foursquare and you'll unlock the badge. Head over to the DC Comics booth (#2243) and show your badge and you get an exclusive GREEN LANTERN replica ring. Sounds easy, right?

ROBERT HARRAS NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, VP DC COMICS

New York, NY, September 27—Robert Harras has been named Editor-in-Chief, VP, DC Comics, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. Harras will oversee editorial for DC Comics, DC Universe, MAD Magazine and Vertigo and will be based in New York City, reporting directly to the Co-Publishers. Harras becomes the company's first Editor-in-Chief in nearly 10 years since the position was held by Jenette Kahn from 1981 to 2002.

A message from Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publishers

The changes happening behind the scenes this week are part of a greater campaign to reshape DC Comics and build a company for the future. Our responsibility as Co-Publishers is to find a balance between short term opportunities and long term vision; between our strengths in traditional print formats and the infinite potential beyond print; between our characters’ rich legacies in the past and the bright promise for the future they hold.

As we’ve said before, there’s much to celebrate about DC. The foundation for long-term success is already here.

DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES BI-COASTAL REALIGNMENT STRATEGY; MULTI-MEDIA AND DIGITAL BUSINESSES RELOCATE TO LOS ANGELES WHILE DC COMICS PUBLISHING TO REMAIN IN NEW YORK CITY

(September 21, 2010 – New York) DC Entertainment, as part of its ongoing strategy to integrate the DC Comics business, brand and characters into Warner Bros. Entertainment’s content and distribution operations, will relocate its business functions related to and supporting multi-media and digital content production to Burbank, California. DCE’s publishing operations will remain in New York, continuing DC Comics’ 75-plus year legacy of leadership in the comic book arena. These announcements were made today by Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment.

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