We are very pleased to report that DC Comics has named yet-another-woman to one of the highest office available within their organization, tapping Marie Javins to Editor-In-Chief. This is a historic moment for the comics house, and one we are glad to see.
Javins previously served as Executive Editor of Global Publishing and Digital Strategy for DC, editing popular and critically acclaimed titles like “Justice League,” “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Superman Smashes the Klan,” “Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass,” and “Dark Nights: Death Metal.”
Javins said of this promotion:
“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. 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.”
Senior Vice President and General Manager of DC Comics, Daniel Cherry III, announced the news Monday, saying:
“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. 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.”
Chief Creative Content Officer Jim Lee said:
“Anyone who has been fortunate enough to work with Marie in the comics business knows two things about her – one, that she has the impeccable creative instincts and the talent relationships needed to create the kind of stories our fans crave and demand and two, that her deep knowledge of the global business of comics and its endless variations of storytelling means big things are on the horizon for DC in the years to come. I’m thrilled for Marie and look forward to the stories she has yet to tell.”
On behalf of female comic fans of all ages, congratulations Marie!