As reported in a Twitter posting, Marc Bernardin was among those let go at Entertaiment Weekly yesterday, part of a general bloodbath at Time Inc. this week — as many as 500 employees are expected to be let go. Bernardin, who received the news while on vacation, tweeted:
Ladies and gentlemen, my 15-yr tenure at EW has come to an end. It’s been a hell of a ride, one that I’ve not a single regret about taking.
A long-time comics fan, Bernardin was instrumental in getting EW, then an influential media outlet, to start covering comics seriously earlier in the decade, with reviews and news stories. He stopped covering comics when his other career as a comics writer took off — he’s the author of the Highwayman and Monster Attack Network, and with partner Adam Freeman the current writer on The Authority.
As related on his blog, Bernardin seems to have a busy writing slate going on, so we’re sure he’ll be fine, but we wish him well anyway.