Longtime editor at DC’s Vertigo imprint leaving


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DC Entertainment says its executive editor and senior vice president of Vertigo – a groundbreaking imprint whose titles have included “Hellblazer,” “DMZ” and “Sandman” – is leaving early next year.

Karen Berger will step down in March after nearly 20 years at the helm, saying in a statement released by DC late Monday that she is ready for a professional change.

During her tenure at Vertigo, the imprint saw a wide range of writers and artists – Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson, Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood, among them – who produced titles beyond the traditional superhero and villain archetype.


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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and writer of “The Umbrella Academy” tweeted that Berger gave “us weird kids in high school a Sub Pop Records for comics.”

Online:

http://www.vertigocomics.com

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