Bob Harras named DC Editor-in-Chief — UPDATE

Former Marvel E-i-C Bob Harras has just been named DC Editor-in-Chief. Harras will be in charge of all DC imprints, including DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD. Since leaving Marvel in 2000, Harras held a variety of consulting positions and and joined DC’s collected editions department several years ago as Group Editor.

The announcement is a little bit of a surprise as Harras had kept a low profile at DC…perhaps all the more reason to be given a promotion. At any rate, it’s sort of a no-brainer since he already has experience running a giant comics publishing company and knows DC’s operations inside out.

Big kibbles — 9/27/10

§ With Heroes vanished, Smallville ending and The Cape and No Ordinary Family beginning, the superhero is sort of a television mini-genre. With that in mind, CNN lays out the rules for small-screen superheroes – which turn out to be sensible stuff like make your characters believable. Jeph Loeb also offers this: “Don’t try to […]

Nice Art: Attila Futaki

Somehow or other we just stumbled across this blog by Hungarian cartoonist Attila Futaki whose comics adaptation of the immensely popular Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan just came out. There are quite a few of these YA novel to graphic novel conversions going on, but Futaki’s art is a lot nicer than it has to be. The final version is colored by José Villarrubia and looks even better.