Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday's Headlines | DC Comics Keep Working (Safety)

DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras has issued a statement to some of its freelance employees stating that the publisher will remain "fully open for business" through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The statement does not address whether DC will continue to release product digitally while physical supply chains are disrupted by the closure of printing presses and Diamond Comic Distributors' shutdown, both due to coronavirus.

On March 16, all of DC's employees were encouraged to work from home if able.

Here's Harras' statement in full (via The Beat):

To Our DC Talent Community,

Everyone here at DC is thinking of you and the challenges that you’re all facing in this current crisis. I want to stress that DC is fully open for business. Our editorial teams and support staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future but that will not interfere with our day-to-day operations.

Our main concern, of course, is your well-being and that of your families. No matter where you are in the world, take care and don’t hesitate to reach out. We realize that there may be unexpected challenges ahead and I want you to know that we are here to help.

No one knows, of course, how long this current situation may last. For now, this is our new normal. And as we transition to a company working from home, we gain the flexibility to overcome any challenge. Most importantly, we remain incredibly excited about the stories we will create together.