DC Comics has ended its search for a new Editor-in-Chief, and it ended up not having to look very far.
DC has announced that acting Editor-in-Chief Marie Javins will be taking on the role permanently. The announcement was made by SVP and general manager Daniel Cherry III on Monday.
“Marie intrinsically understands the power of comics and their unique ability to entertain and empower, which makes her a perfect choice to be DC’s next Editor-in-Chief,” said Cherry. “In addition to her many creative talents, she’s also incredibly committed to increasing access to this amazing industry by mentoring the next generation of comic book creators and helping them find their voices. I look forward to working with her in her new role.”
“As a young girl devouring comics of Wonder Woman, Nubia, and Supergirl, I never dreamed that decades later, I’d be at the helm of the mighty DC Comics,” Javins said in a statement. “I’m incredibly honored by this responsibility, and will dedicate myself to supporting and challenging DC’s extended family of staff, talent, retailers, and partners around the world in our quest to tell innovative visual stories that both reflect and expand our world — and in some cases, our galaxy and multiverse.”
Javins assumed the role of interim Editor-in-Chief alongside Michelle Wells following the departure of Bob Harras earlier in the year.