Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Significant Organizational Changes At DC Comics

Reports of massive organizational changes at DC have surfaced, as part of significant organizational changes at parent company WarnerMedia (a division of AT&T) that also began emerging Monday afternoon.

DC and WarnerMedia have not publicly addressed the reports. Warner Bros. global brands and experiences president Pam Lifford, who top-level DC executives report to, told Newsarama in an email response to inquiries about staff changes, "We have no comment. Thanks."

The picture that has emerged, however, was one of a publisher hit by significant lay-offs, perhaps involving as much of a third of the staff.

The names affected most widely reported include editor-in-chief Bob Harras, senior vice president of publishing strategy & support services Hank Kanalz, vice president global publishing initiatives & digital strategy Bobbie Chase, and senior story editor/producer Brian Cunningham.

Chief creative officer/publisher Jim Lee is reportedly still in place, although there is conflicting information as to his role. Some sources indicate he'll retain his position role as publisher while others suggest new top-level organization will result in his role being effectively diminished to some degree.