Today is a big news day for DC Comics.  First, Warner Bros. announced that DC Comics will remain in New York City, while the rest of the organization would move to the West Coast by the end of 2011.  Then a post from Jim Lee and Dan DiDio announced that Wildstorm would cease as an imprint in December, and Zuda Comics would close up shop next week.  The latest news in the shakeup has the DC staff being reduced by 20% – or roughly 50 employees according to the L.A. Times article.

DC’s non-comic-book production efforts, including film and television properties being developed at the studio, will be overseen by Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. L.A.-based co-publisher Jim Lee will oversee publishing on new digital platforms such as the iPad and co-publisher Dan DiDio will run the comic book operation out of New York.

Reorganization is never a fun process…

via LA Times

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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5 Comments

  1. Bob
    September 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    A sad day for comics. Wildstorm books got me into comics in the first place, they haven’t been the same after two reboots though.

  2. September 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    I thought DC had more than 250+ employees. That does suck that those people are loosing their jobs, and in this economy, good luck to them and their families.

  3. Hermit
    September 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    Of course, the number of employee don’t count the work-for-hire like artists and writers

    Shame for wildstorm. That was a good imprint

  4. September 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    So I guess my hopes for the Wildstorm people not to lose their jobs were unfounded. This is a really sad day for comics.

  5. Brian G.
    September 22, 2010 at 7:12 am — Reply

    The winds of change are blowing … perhaps this is another sign of the change that Stephen mentioned on the message boards….

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