DC Comics went through a shakeup earlier this year, shedding its editor-in-chief, Bob Harras. Shortly after the bloodbath, Marie Javins and Michele Wells were named as interim co-editor-in-chiefs. It seems that there can be only one, so senior vice president and general manager of DC Comics Daniel Cherry III announced that Marie Javins will be the editor-in-chief of DC Comics.
Before becoming co-editor-in-chief, she was DC’s executive editor of global publishing and digital strategy. Variety said that in her new role, Javins will:
“… be responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the company’s annual publishing schedule to grow all DC imprints. She’ll also lead the strategy for expanding worldwide consumer reach of DC Publishing content and provide editorial and creative direction for DC imprints. Working closely with Cherry and Jim Lee, DC Comics’ publisher and chief creative officer, she’ll help define positioning, character narratives and prioritization, creative talent selection and brand attributes of each imprint and develop publishing plans with lead editors.”
Javins reacted to her new appointment:
“I’m incredibly honored by this responsibility, and will dedicate myself to supporting and challenging DC’s extended family of staff, talent, retailers, and partners around the world in our quest to tell innovative visual stories that both reflect and expand our world—and in some cases, our galaxy and multiverse.”