DC’s new Chief Creative Officer and Co-Publisher Jim Lee has shared his thoughts on the company’s recent executive shakeup.
In a series of tweets, Lee explained why he continues to make DC his home after twenty years of working with the publisher. Lee also shared his thoughts on the recent departure DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson last week and former Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns stepping down to launch a new production company and publishing imprint with Warner Bros. and DC, respectively.
“Thank you all for the kind words of support and encouragement the past two days! Working at DC has been a dream job (20 years counting!) and nothing is more thrilling than new challenges and opportunities,” began Lee on his official Twitter account.
“My good buddy @geoffjohns and his awesome team have set the bar high but we are all excited for what’s to come! Geoff’s been a great colleague and collaborator and I know what he has planned and guys—it’s just amazing. A M A Z I N G ! ! !” tweeted Lee about his former Justice League collaborator.
Among Johns’ announced projects with his new role in the company is launching the new DC imprint The Killing Zone, writing and producing a Green Lantern Corps film for the DCEU, and writing a new Shazam! comic for DC.
“I also want to acknowledge and thank Diane Nelson for her many years of leadership and for being a friend, inspiration and mentor,” Lee continued. “She’s the one who brought me into the newly formed DC Entertainment as co-publisher 9 years ago and I literally wouldn’t be here without her.”
After DC Comics’ wider integration with Warner Bros. forming DC Entertainment in 2009, Diane Nelson was named President of the newly formed subsidiary. Nelson then promoted Lee and Dan Didio as Co-Publishers of DC Entertainment with 2011’s linewide relaunch under the New 52 banner as their first major publishing initiative.
Lee concluded his series of tweets thanking Didio for their collaborative partnership as co-publishers, and teasing future projects to come from the publisher moving forward.
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