In a surprise announcement, Mark Waid has been named as the Editor-in-Chief for Boom! Studios.
While he will still honor his commitments on Flash and other titles he is currently working on, he will be free to create his own creator owned universe at Boom!
“Mark is as close to the Leonardo DaVinci of comics as you can get. There’s nothing he hasn’t done. The man can write. The man can edit. He designs characters, he can do production and layout, I’ve gotten files on his books back with the colors Photoshop-corrected by the man himself. He knows comics inside and out. And he is just an honest-to-goodness genuine human being who loves this medium and got taught all the right lessons by the heroes he grew up reading. His standing in the comics community speaks for itself,” said BOOM! Publisher and co-owner Ross Richie. “Mark is at the top of his game and we look forward to him taking BOOM! into the stratosphere.”
“Back when BOOM! started as four guys in a barn, they corralled me into writing for their first comic, ZOMBIE TALES, and the experience was terrific. They earned my trust, so I brought them my new creation, POTTER’S FIELD with artist Paul Azaceta. That led to the E-I-C offer. Working with Ross and Andy and all their little office Boomlets has been a pleasure,” Waid said.
I say this is really great news as it allows Waid to spread his wings and work on things he hasn’t done before. As a fan of Waid, I can’t wait to see what he brings to the table for this company.