It seems like everyone is getting a promotion these days.  Boom! Studios has announced that Mark Waid has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer for the company with Matt Gagnon moving into the Editor-in-Chief slot.

“Mark Waid is one of the most well-loved and dynamic personalities in comics,” said Ross Richie, Chief Executive Officer of BOOM!. “When he assumed the editorial reigns at BOOM! in 2007, he had his work cut out for him – I had not run the trains on time, and much of the editorial schedule was wrecked. Mark used his 25 years of experience in the business to methodically put our core titles like ZOMBIE TALES and CTHULHU TALES back on track, added fresh comics creators with fresh voices to our line, and righted our business and helped define our brand. Without that intervention, there’s no way we could have achieved the meteoric growth we’ve enjoyed. He’s been a world-class talent, and it’s a pleasure to commemorate that with this promotion.”

Waid added, “Ross is too kind and perhaps drinks a little much. Let’s save the accolades for Matt Gagnon. He’s got an uncanny eye for talent and a gift for finding diamonds in the dark, secret mineshafts in which freelancers dwell. He’s unearthed breathtaking talents, among them HEXED’s Emma Rios, THE UNKNOWN ’s Minck Oosterveer, and IRREDEEMABLE’s Peter Krause. Moreover, Matt has worked hands-on to make sure that BOOM!’s books are there for readers every month, on time, and that they’re great reads. I am extremely proud of his accomplishments, and we’re overdue in acknowledging them as I shift my responsibilities within the company to focus on our expanding opportunities both inside and outside publishing. Between the upcoming line of comics and graphic novels we’re doing with Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment, our increasing digital-media strategies, and our continued growth in Hollywood, my energies are more dedicated to BOOM! than ever before.”

Congrats to both!  Now, back to work.

via BOOM! Studios

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3 Comments

  1. Ray
    July 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm — Reply

    I thought Boom had changed it’s name to Mark Waid.

  2. Doctor Sleepless
    July 20, 2010 at 9:26 am — Reply

    So what does a CCO do besides not read super-hero comics?
    I need to get a better understanding of what the hell these titles mean, I’m pretty sure Jim Lee is now a grand-admiral or something over at DC O__o

    • July 20, 2010 at 10:08 am — Reply

      Titles = money = status among others. DC opened a can of worms when they promoted Johns and Lee and gave them “official” titles. Now it is all just rolling down hill with everyone jumping on board with their reorganization. Oddly, these new positions and announcements only show that the companies were more disorganized and now that big business is taking note of them (Disney/Marvel Time Warner/DC) they have to step up and start acting like a big business. Within the year, the company PR folk will be renamed evangelists.

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