In the wake of Joe Illidge’s departure as executive editor, Valiant has announced the promotion of Robert Meyers to senior editorial director. Meyers, who started with Valiant as an intern back in 2013, was most recently the company’s editorial director.

Meyers is not being promoted to fill Illidge’s position. As the Beat reported earlier this week, there are no plans to find a direct Illidge replacement. It’s been an eventful week for the publisher to say the least, with news of Illidge leaving first breaking on Monday, Meyers being promoted on Tuesday, and an announcement of a slate of new titles for 2019 on Wednesday.

The full press release about the Meyers promotion is below:

Valiant Entertainment is excited to announce that Editorial Director Robert Meyers has been promoted to Senior Editorial Director. In his new role, Meyers will help guide the vision of the Valiant Universe and the rich cast of characters.

“Robert’s been a tremendous leader with Valiant for years,” said Publisher Fred Pierce. “He began as an intern several years ago and knows the Valiant Universe inside and out. His focus on character and story above everything else makes him the perfect person to further elevate Valiant’s characters.”

Meyers joined Valiant Entertainment as an intern back in 2013. Throughout the years, Meyers fully immersed himself in the Valiant Universe, wearing multiple hats and always pushing the brand and its characters forward. He was named Managing Editor in 2016 and became Editorial Director earlier this year. He is not only an essential member of Valiant Entertainment but also one of the Valiant Universe’s biggest fans.

“I look forward to continuing to guide the Valiant Universe as we move toward 2019 and beyond,” said Meyers. “Valiant has an incredible universe of characters, incredible creators, and one of the best teams I’ve ever been a part of. The next two years are going to see us grow in new ways, while always keeping the focus on incredible storytelling. I’m honored to lead the extraordinary Editorial team at Valiant.”