Well, I’ve been told from a musical contact that Gerard Way is being tapped by DC Vertigo into a kind of showrunner/curator position at the comic book publisher over a number of titles.
Not quite an editor, but not just a figurehead either.
DC/Vertigo had real problems with its most recent run of new titles with none being the breakout hit they were looking for. For some retailers, with the exception of Sandman Overture, the brand is even considered toxic.
But with Gerard Way’s 1.2 million twitter followers, and the respect and admiration of his peers, look for DC Comics to take full advantage of the audience and goodwill he could bring to such comic books.
Man I wish I was at ECCC!
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) March 28, 2014
Hope everyone's having a great #ECCC ! Wish I was there playing Magic or dressed up as Wild Dog
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) March 29, 2015
@gerardway Are you by any chance going to ECCC this year?
— Dj Spøøky Pepe (@MajesticWoof) March 19, 2016
I think he may be…
… say could that be a Golden Age Sandman on the right instead of Negative Man?