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People on the move: Alex Segura Jr.

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A good publicist makes a lot of friends, but it's safe to say that few comics publicists have as many friends as Alex Segura Jr. Last week Segura announced he was leaving DC Comics after four years as Publicity Manager, during which time he oversaw getting the word out about some crises, final and otherwise, and even some blackest nights. On Monday he announced his new position as Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing at Archie Comics, another comics institution which is going through many transitions following the deaths of its long time executive team, and new leadership under co-CEO Jon Goldwater. It seemed like a good time to ask Segura to look back and forward -- when we first met him, we were just starting a daily comics news site and he was a comics-loving copy editor for the Miami Herald. So much has changed with comics, marketing and Archie in that time, and Segura has been at ground zero for much of it, so who better to give us some insights on where things are going:

Segura moves to Archie

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On Friday, Alex Segura announced he was leaving DC Comics as Publicity Manager, and strongly hinted he'd be staying in comics. Today, it's been announced that he'll be joining Archie Comics as Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing. Segura previously freelanced as a Publicity Coordinator for Archie prior to working at Wizard and DC. Archie has recently revitalized their publishing program under the leadership of co-CEO Jon Goldwater, with news grabbing events such as showing Archie's marriage, and adding an openly gay character to Riverdale's cast of characters. They've also updated their product list with such things as an Archie Magazine and digital comics.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales September 2010

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September may not have seemed to create any records for sales, but if you look more closely at the charts you’ll discover some interesting...

Jillian Tamaki’s Archie

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The artist of "Skim" doodles Riverdale-style.:

SD10: Archie Comics #2400

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Archie Comics has a big presence planned, and they even have Stan Lee. (Is there a publisher that doesn't have Stan Lee this year?) Other participants in Archie activity include Michael Uslan, Dan Parent, Batton Lash, Kevin Keller, Rich Koslowski and Tania del Rio.

Archie Comics introduces first openly gay character

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Can a gay teen comically get in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee, humorously strive to win a burger eating contest, make horrible puns and have trouble deciding who to date? At Archie Comics, the answer is yes, as they have introduced their first openly gay character, Kevin Keller. In the words of Archie Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, “The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie’s hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books.”

Archie CEO talks MoCCA and creator credits

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The blogosphere has justifiably been astir over the matter of the current Archie show on display at the Museum of Cartoon and Comics Art...

The Beat’s Annual Year-End Survey, 2010 edition — Part Five

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If you've stuck with us this far, you've got to go all the way, as the last batch of comics writers, artists, editors, marketers...

Archie enters crossover realm with Archie/Valerie hookup

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Fresh from jilting two wives, Archie "Playa" Andrews is moving on to the Pussycats, according to this morning's press release. We're not experts in...

Tonight: The Art of Archie at MoCCA

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Archie gets an art exhibit tonight at MoCCA in a show that runs through February: Welcome to Riverdale! Join the Museum of Comic and Cartoon...

“Is Archie Andrews a bigamist?”

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That's the shocking question raised by the NY Times' George Gene Gustines, as the NY Timesfinally catches up with the story that Torsten...

Archie And Dark Horse…what th–???

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What's this now??? It's can't be! More turmoil! NO! Just the announcement that Dark Horse and Archie are teaming up to publish the Archie Archives....

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