Press Release

New York, NY, September 27—Robert Harras has been named Editor-in-Chief, VP, DC Comics, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. Harras will oversee editorial for DC Comics, DC Universe, MAD Magazine and Vertigo and will be based in New York City, reporting directly to the Co-Publishers. Harras becomes the company’s first Editor-in-Chief in nearly 10 years since the position was held by Jenette Kahn from 1981 to 2002.

“Bob Harras’ personal and creative integrity is respected and renowned throughout the comic book industry,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “As an editor, he provides invaluable insight into storytelling and character.”

“We could not be more excited to make this announcement,” said Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “Bob is a tremendous evaluator of talent, character and story. He is a proven leader who brings a keen understanding of the marketplace to the position.”

Prior to being named Editor-in-Chief, Harras was the Group Editor, Collected Editions at DC Comics.

Before joining DC Comics, Harras was the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics from 1995 to 2000.

via The Source


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  1. Antonio Sanciolo on

    Holy crap.
    Though he was the Editor of Marvel when I first really got into comics, I’ve always felt in hindsight he never brought the same care and feeling for the properties as someone like Joe Q. This, of course, is both a good and bad thing. Age of Apocalypse happened under his tenure, right? That’s a good thing. The Spider clone saga also happened. That personally was not so good.

  2. This is the Bob Harras who did one of my favorite runs of Avengers ever and who undermined the X-Men group as editor and set them on the path of decline that led them to where they are today, right? In my book this is very bad news for DC, or would be if I thought for one second Didio will stop micro-managing the line…

  3. shamon from the bronx ny on

    worst marvel books i’ve ever read came out under his tenure Avengers the crossing, teen tony, bug jan and bondage thor…good times

  4. From the guy who brought us The Clone Saga, and the ghost Punisher(he was EIC, and I know Marvel Knights was Joe Q and Palmiotti’s baby, Harras was incharge, and thus to blame), comes the next odd move out of DC.

  5. seriously reread your old mags from before infinite crisis. all the books were cooking and getting great then came the one year later crap and loused it all up. everything since then hasn’t been true to any of the characters. i shuddered from head to toe on this announcement and can’t wait for DC to find their quesada to raise them up out of the muck again. would have been better to stick geoff johns in that spot.

    • I agree fully with letting Geoff Johns become the EIC of DC. All his ideas and story lines seem to meddle with everything else that is going on in the DCU, atleast with him sitting in the big creative chair you’d hope for some sense of uniformity. But even that would be too much to hope for.

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