Veteran Dark Horse Comics editor and writer Scott Allie has left his full-time position at the publisher, CBR has confirmed, after a tenure of 23 years including three years as Editor-in-Chief. Dark Horse provided CBR with the following statement, disclosing that his last day as a staff member will be this coming Friday:
Scott Allie will depart as a full-time employee from Dark Horse Comics on Friday, October 6th. He will continue his career in comics as a freelance editor and writer and will work with Dark Horse on several key projects. Dark Horse would like to thank Scott for his contributions during his 23 years with the company.
At Dark Horse, Allie has worked closely on the company's major franchises including its slate of Hellboy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer titles. He started his editorial career in the mid-'90s working alongside Bob Schreck on the legendary Dark Horse Presents anthology. He served as Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief from 2012 to 2015, where his title shifted to Executive Senior Editor, and Dave Marshall was named the company's new Editor-in-Chief.
Allie also has had several stints at the company as a writer, having co-written several B.P.R.D.-related series with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, along with solo contributions to anthologies such as The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings.
In October 2015, Allie became embroiled in controversy regarding a reported history of misconduct, with one event at Comic-Con International in San Diego 2015 coming to light in detail. Graphic Policy published a first-hand account from comics writer Joe Harris stating that at a hotel bar on the Thursday night of the convention, Allie grabbed Harris' crotch and bit his right ear. In the same piece, an anonymous former Dark Horse employee was quoted as saying that Allie's "misbehavior goes back decades."
Following the report, Allie apologized for his behavior at the con, saying that his "personal approach and decisions for managing stress were bad," and informed CBR he was seeking outside help for substance abuse. Allie's move from Editor-in-Chief to Executive Senior Editor happened three weeks before the Comic-Con incident was reported by Graphic Policy.
Allie has not publicly commented on his departure from Dark Horse, and it's not yet known which projects at the company he'll remained involved in, or other freelance endeavors.