§ Congrats to Ron Perazza, VP of Creative Services at DC, and Linda Lee, Director, Book Publishing at Nickelodeon, on the birth of Hudson Lee Perazza.
§ All-around good guy Kiel Phegley has been named News Editor of Comic Book Resources.
As for what that means, well…I’m still trying to figure that out. I’ve been “on the job” since October, and so far what’s changed is that I’ve shifted from doing your standard “Here’s some product coming down the pipeline” interviews to more stuff like this, this, this, this and this. Long term, I’ll be taking over a lot of the day-to-day planning of CBR’s editorial content and helping to grow the site in a few specific places over the next year.
§ It was widely noted last week that former VAMPIRELLA editor Bon Alimagno has joined Marvel as Talent Manager, a position which requires much interfacing with creators.
§ Less widely noted, Harris’s Merchandise Manager, Chris Caniano, has taken over managing the Vampirella comics. You may have been wondering if comics featuring the sexy vampire are still being publishing, and indeed this very week saw the release of VAMPIRELLA: SECOND COMING #3 which was written by Phil Hester with art by Al Rio, colors by Romulo Fajardo, and covers by Arthur Suydam, Joe Jusko, Ryan Stegman, and Franchesco.