IDW Publishing announced today that industry veteran Bob Schreck will join the company as senior editor beginning Oct. 5.
Widely respected by creators, Schreck was marketing director and later senior group editor of Dark Horse before leaving in 1996 to co-found Oni Press with Joe Nozemack.
In 1999, he joined DC Comics to oversee the Batman line. Schreck later edited the company’s All-Star titles and developed new projects for the publisher’s Vertigo imprint until he was laid off in January in a round of massive cutbacks by parent company Warner Bros.
At IDW, Schreck will focus on developing new projects and bringing new creators to the publisher’s titles.
“I love finding and nurturing new talent, and exploring new concepts for the comics medium to tackle, and IDW seems to value those aspirations, as well,” Schreck said in a press release. “I can’t wait to begin this new chapter of my career.”