Well, it was bound to happen.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DC ENTERTAINMENT NAMES EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Judd Winick to Serve as Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics
(New York, NY and Burbank, CA) DC Entertainment, founded in September 2009 to unleash the power of the DC Comics library of characters across all media platforms, has named the final member of the newly-established executive team. Judd Winick, who has been named Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics, joins Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, Co-Publishers of DC Comics, and Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, made the announcement.
“With the addition of Judd Winick, DC Entertainment’s new creative ‘dream team’ is complete,” said Nelson. “This announcement continues and underscores DC’s legacy as the ultimate destination for creators. We’ll benefit enormously from the experience Judd brings to the table, while re-energizing the direction and focus of the company. I’m excited and honored to have Judd, along with the rest of the executive team, with me at the helm of DC Entertainment.”
Judd Winick is a comic book and comic strip writer/artist known for his work on such comic books as Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Outsiders, and Pedro and Me, as well as his 1994 stint on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco. Winick’s most recent writing credits include: Batman, Titans, The Trials of Shazam, as well as upcoming issues of Power Girl and Justice League: Generation Lost.
So, the grand pooh-bahs of DC are finally named and I just have one thing to say about it.
This is awesome.
Seriously. I dug the heck out of Winick’s run on both Green Lantern and Green Arrow and he seems to have a good handle on the DCU as a whole. I mean sure he tends to repeat himself in terms of dialogue and character design and then there are the complaints that Winick will either reveal a character to be gay or give one of them HIV but that’s just the man’s style and if we can’t get on board with that then we may as well stop reading comic book altogether.
I for one welcome Winick in his new role and am really excited to see what DC Comics has in store for us. This has definitely marked my return to reading DC as a whole.
It’s good to be home.