DC Entertainment has announced a restructuring of its editorial leadership team that brings with it the promotion of three staff members to the roles of executive editor. The news is accompanied by word that the publisher plans to launch an imprint for young readers in 2018.
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Wizard magazine veteran Pat McCallum, who joined the publisher as editor in 2011, has been elevated to executive editor, overseeing the DC Universe superhero titles; former Batman group editor Mark Doyle has been promoted to executive editor supervising Vertigo, DC Young Animal and "select new project"; and Marvel alum Bobbie Chase, who came to DC in 2011, is now vice president and executive editor, with a portfolio that will expand beyond talent development to include a new young readers' imprint, as well as the company's Wildstorm, Milestone, Hanna-Barbera and Digital First titles.
All three will report to Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras.
“DC experienced tremendous growth over the past year and by putting this new leadership team in place we are poised to continue the momentum that began with DC Universe Rebirth and DC Young Animal,” DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee said in a joint statement. “We’re excited to work with this new editorial leadership team to explore new genres, reach new readers and ultimately grow our publishing slate to bring DC’s unmatched characters and stories to an even broader audience.”
The move represents a homecoming of sorts for Doyle: Before being named Batman group editor in 2014, he served as a Vertigo editor for nearly eight years, working on such titles as "100 Bullets," "DMZ" and "Scalped."