Bleeding Cool has been following the move from DC Comics to Burbank quite a bit since we first announced the news. Right from the beginning, we knew that, say, Eddie Berganza would be going with the publisher to the West Coast, and Mike Marts wouldn’t be, but we’ve been able to fill in a few blanks along the way.
Edirotail staff are still forbidden from discussing this with DC Comics creators (and I undertsand this was a matter of some comment in the DC Survery last week) but that hasn’t stopped everyone gossiping about it.
Here’s the current state of affairs as we are aware of it.
Going to Burbank: Dan DiDio, Bob Harras, Mark Chiarello, Eddie Berganza, Mike Cotton and Brian Cunningham. Katie Kubert has also said yes, but no one is going to be surprised if she ends up joining her friend Mike Marts at Marvel rather than making the move.
Not going to Burbank are editors Joey Cavalieri, Matt Idelson, Will Dennis and Gregory Lockard. Mike Marts and Wil Moss have already left for Marvel.
We’re still hearing that Mark Doyle might not make the move, even though he just got a promotion to Bateditor.
Longtime DC employee and head of editorial administration, Terri Cunningham, is not making the move, but her second-in-command Lawrence Ganem has just been promoted to vice president, so presumably he will be assuming her duties.
But apparently there is no real penalty to changing your “yes” to a “no” between now and April 2015, and because of that some of the DC staff that have agreed to make the move are actively looking for jobs that will allow them to stay in New York.
I’m also hearing that there is widespread resentment throughout the company that the Mad Magazine staffers get to stay in New York. Which is also why here was considerable excitement at rumours that DC may be buying New Jersey based Dynamite, as a way to keep valued employees on.
But the rumoured graphic novel division at a New York publisher to be headed up by Karen Berger may have room for a few choice folk…
It’s not over yet…