Nikki Finke reports on layoffs at Fox, including MySpace. The departments cut include the Comics division. We can confirm that marketing manager Sam Humphries, who spearheaded the many comics-related features at MySpace is among those laid off. No word yet on whether the popular MySpace/Dark Horse Presents and Cup o’ Joe features will continue. The Dark Horse series included creators from Joss Whedon to Larry Marder and the results have been collected into two well-regraded anthologies. The weekly Joe Quesada interview feature is also considered a must-read by people who follow goings on at Marvel. BOOM! had been releasing complete comics through MySpace, so it’s become a fairly significant element for several comics companies.
Humphries is another one of the recently laid off who is so smart and capable that we expect him to come back at the head of the next thing.