(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.
(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.
Come one, come all, as DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio hold court for a relaxed afternoon discussion. Share your opinions, thoughts and questions with Dan and Jim for a spirited debate about anything and everything in Room 1A06-7. I’ve got my seat. See you in a few!
Day 1 of NYCC is winding down – but not so fast, Source readers. Right now, I’m sitting in Room 1A08-12 as DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio hold court with an all star collection of talent, including Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, VP-Sales Bob Wayne and Editor in Chief Bob Harras. If you’re nearby, sit back, relax and prepare for another exciting panel experience. If you’re not, stay tuned to The Source.
It's good to have you loyal members of the DC Nation with us during these exciting times. As we get closer to the end of an epic 2010, we are pleased to tell you that 2011 is going to be even more amazing. We are in full gear with plans for your favorite characters, and the list of new ideas is growing every day. It's fitting, then during this period where we are working with you in mind, that we welcome you into our home city for the New York City Comic Con.
This January, fans will get a Batman tale like no other, by two of the most masterful creators to ever take on the Dark Knight.
We’ve got an especially awesome collection of variants for you this week, so make sure you’ve got the time to change your desktop pattern before you leave today. Where to begin? Well, how about BRIGHTEST DAY #12, by superstar artist Ivan Reis? If that’s not enough, we’ve got two JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50 variants, one by our very own Co-Publisher Jim Lee and another by artist Mark Bagley. Not enough? How about George Perez’s two DC UNIVERSE: LEGACIES covers, for #5 and #6 as one image? And rounding out the whole batch is a lovely piece of P.
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.
By now, you’ve seen a few of these lovely White Lantern covers, featuring Aquaman, Firestorm and more — but did you know that together, the covers form a massive, amazing piece of art that shows many of BRIGHTEST DAY’s key players while also teasing at what may be to come?