Paul Levitz posted the following across the DC Entertainment blogs moments ago.

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your efforts, your support, and your contributions to DC Comics over the long years that I’ve had the honor of serving as part of DC’s leadership team. Together, our staff, creative contributors, readers, retailers and business partners have helped bring us to the beginning of what looks to be a new golden age for comics in the United States, and one that will bring more respect for the talent and the medium.

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s heard me answer a comic convention request, “When are you going to do more Legion stories?” that I’m going to step away from my executive desk in coming months to resume my writing career, in comics and hopefully other forms as well. One of the lessons I learned from my many great teachers, from Frank McCourt through Joe Orlando and Jenette Kahn, is that creative work is more enduring than executive acts, and I look forward to adding to the stories I’ve told. Expect to see my byline at DC, as it has appeared for almost 37 years, adding what I can to a mythology and company that has my enduring affection, and expect to see me around the world of comics, which I hope never to leave. I already hear Karen and Dan sharpening their blue pencils with glee, waiting for my first pages.

DC will remain in the hands of the people who have had ultimate responsibility for its success throughout the past two decades, the management team of Warner Bros., headed by Barry Meyer and Alan Horn. They have encouraged our growth as a creative enterprise, and I have confidence that the people they will select to join the DC team, beginning with Diane Nelson, will do their best to make DC a success. While that transition process is taking place, I’ll continue to run DC until the baton can be carefully passed, and afterwards will have a role in which I can provide my advice and help.

On a personal note, I deeply appreciate the warmth and friendship I have found in these halls since my first visit, as a 13 year old comics fan. The relationships I have made here, including one that began in a DC circulation meeting and developed into the first DC marriage in four decades (thereby rebooting a grand tradition?), have been and will remain central to my life.

And now, if you forgive me, the future is calling.

That future is of course Adventure Comics.

via The Source

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3 Comments

  1. Jim
    September 9, 2009 at 6:30 pm — Reply

    Good for him. If you’re a fan of comics and not power mad, I can’t imagine someone who wouldn’t write comics than deal with the business side. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything from Levitz but I seem to remember him being pretty good.

  2. ~wyntermute~
    September 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    It’s like somebody once explained to me the difference between being a teacher and a principal… If you like students, you become a teacher. If you like “school”, you become a principal. One is based on “doing stuff WITH people” (teaching), and the other is “doing stuff FOR people” (administrating).

    • September 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm — Reply

      It’s like somebody once explained to me the difference between being a teacher and a principal… If you like students, you become a teacher. If you like “school”, you become a principal. One is based on “doing stuff WITH people” (teaching), and the other is “doing stuff FOR people” (administrating).

      Or like my job. There are a lot of people who have technical knowledge and people skills to be a good phone agent. My job is about managing those people and channeling their powers for good.

      I don’t recommend it, by the way…

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