With a bunch of editorial types going off to California to join Geoff Johns’ secret avengers team, there have been a few openings in DC Editorial of late, and at least two have been filled.
According to this post on DC’s Source Blog, former Wizard magazine Editor-in-Chief Pat McCallum is now an editor at DC in an undisclosed group.
This floor houses the DCU editorial team and it’s my stop. I’m their newest editor, hired a few weeks back and itchin’ to make the best comic books possible.
McCallum had a long run as Wizard’s editor-in-chief, with a well liked reputation, before being let go in one of their purges back in 2006. Maybe it’s our own failure of vision that McCallum will always be, to us, the guy who dressed like Galactus…perhaps he’ll need to find a new costume at his new employer.
Batman group editor Mike Marts recently tweeted about his latest hires, including former Marvel editor Bobbie Chase:
Hey Bat Nation! Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the Batgroup. Former Marvel editor Bobbie Chase joins my squad of editors…..an editorial squad which already consists of these talented folks: @rgluckst @gimpnelly @rickeypurdin Harvey Richards & Katie Kubert!
(For the non-Twitterfied, that’s Rachel Gluckstern, Janelle Asselin, and Rickey Purdin.)
Chase served at a number of positions at Marvel from 1987-2001, rising as high as editor-in-chief for a year. Since leaving, she’s been most recently the editorial director for Stabenfeldt, a Norwegian children’s publisher, and a freelance novelist.
She’s definitely one of the key players at Marvel during the ’90s, and joins her old compatriot Bob Harras, who is now the editor-in-chief. Clearly, Harras isn’t afraid to hire seasoned veterans who have proven track records.
Congrats to both McCallum and Chase.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.