She’s the woman who moved DC Comics from the East Coast to the West. Who oversaw the New 52, and DC Comics recent outreaches with DC Super Hero Girls, the Wonder Woman movie, and the upcoming DC streaming service. But now the President of DC, Diane Nelson, is out.
She has been on a leave of absence since March, but Warner Bros. has now announced that she will not return to her post at DC nor as president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
This is the letter that was just sent out to DC Comics creators and forwarded to Bleeding Cool.
Dear DC Talent Team,
In the last nine years, DC has become the premiere destination for top creative talent and a company that develops and fosters new talent. I am incredibly proud of this achievement and know that DC is set up for a very bright future.
As you will be hearing, I have made the extremely tough decision to not return to DC. One of my fondest memories will be working to create a talent-friendly company that ensured top writers and artists wanted to work at DC, and cultivating an environment that allowed creative talent to do their very best work.
DC is a different company with a different culture than when I joined nearly a decade ago. Rebuilding and managing DC Entertainment has been a highlight and a privilege. I am proud to leave DC stronger than when I joined it.
I will miss you all greatly, but please know that I am still in the wings cheering you on to tell the very best stories with the very best characters in the world. I am leaving you in excellent hands with the executive team that is still there to support you and the company’s vision.
You are the creative cornerstone of the company, and I could not care more or wish for more success from this wildly talented pool of creators.
Please keep in touch.
We understand interim head Thomas Gewecke, chief digital officer and EVP of strategy and business development will continue in that position.