Vertigo’s Mark Doyle is the new Batman group editor

Mark Doyle will serve as the new group editor of all Batman titles following Mike Marts’ departure fromDC for Marvel last month. Doyle is most well-known for bringing Scott Snyder to DC Comics and for his work editing such comics as American Vampire, NorthlandersThe Wake, Scalped, DMZ, Sweet Tooth, and Before Watchmen.

Here is Doyle’s twitter announcement as well as Scott Snyder’s “TwitLonger” statement welcoming Doyle to the team:

“Thrilled” doesn’t do justice to how thrilled I really am in welcoming @doyle_dcvertigo to Gotham as Batman group editor. Mark is not only responsible for bringing me to DC via American Vampire (of which he’s the editor), but he’s edited the Wake, and some of my favorite books of past few years, from Sweet Tooth and Trillium on. I show him everything I write, from Batman and Superman, and there’s no one I trust more when it comes to story. He is easily one of the best editors I’ve worked with in my life, in comics and print. He’s also a trusted friend, and someone who cares deeply about Gotham and its heroes (and yes, its villains, too).

Bottom line: I loved working under @mikemarts – he brought Gotham to new heights. We have terrific editorial talent in Gotham – @katiekubert, @darrenkshan, @rgluckst… And now with Mark at the helm, I believe – or rather, I KNOW, having heard some of Mark’s plans (and they are daring plans)- that this coming year will be as exciting and fresh as possible for bat-fans. Gotham couldn’t be in better hands for Batman’s 75th!

So get ready to be inspired, and then go give Mark a big Gotham welcome. It’s strangely sunny in Gotham today.

–Scott Snyder