Marie Javins Named New Editor-In-Chief At DC Comics

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It looks like the United States is not the only one with a change up top. DC has been going through so many changes this year. They started with the surprising release of Dan Didio back in February. Then after COVID hit, WarnerMedia cut all sorts of positions throughout DC which left many wondering what the future held for the house that Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman built. Today we finally have some news on who the new boss is over at DC.

Via a press release from DC Entertainment, we have learned that Marie Javins has been promoted to Editor-In-Chief for DC Comics. The announcement was made by Daniel Cherry III, Senior Vice President and General Manager for DC Comics. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the company’s annual publishing schedule to grow all DC imprints. She will also lead the strategy for expanding the worldwide consumer reach of DC Publishing content and provide editorial and creative direction for DC imprints. Javins will work closely with Cherry and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee to define positioning, character narratives and prioritization, creator talent selection, and brand attributes of each imprint and develop publishing plans with lead editors.

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Here is a quote from Marie Javins about her excitement in her new role, “As a young girl devouring comics of Wonder Woman, Nubia, and Supergirl, I never dreamed that decades later, I’d be at the helm of the mighty DC Comics,” said Javins. “I’m incredibly honored by this responsibility, and will dedicate myself to supporting and challenging DC’s extended family of staff, talent, retailers, and partners around the world in our quest to tell innovative visual stories that both reflect and expand our world—and in some cases, our galaxy and multiverse.

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Cherry also commented about Javin’s promotion. “Marie intrinsically understands the power of comics and their unique ability to entertain and empower, which makes her a perfect choice to be DC’s next Editor-in-Chief,” said Cherry. “In addition to her many creative talents, she’s also incredibly committed to increasing access to this amazing industry by mentoring the next generation of comic book creators and helping them find their voices. I look forward to working with her in her new role.”

Finally but certainly not least we got to hear from Lee. “Anyone who has been fortunate enough to work with Marie in the comics business knows two things about her – one, that she has the impeccable creative instincts and the talent relationships needed to create the kind of stories our fans crave and demand and two, that her deep knowledge of the global business of comics and its endless variations of storytelling means big things are on the horizon for DC in the years to come,” said Lee. “I’m thrilled for Marie and look forward to the stories she has yet to tell.”

Her Prior Roles

Javins had served as DC’s Executive Editor of Global Publishing and Digital Strategy. Here she edited titles that include Justice League, DC Super Hero Girls, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. Superman Smashes the Klan, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, and Dark Nights: Metal. She joined DC back in 2014. In a temporary position to help the company transfer its businesses from New York to Burbank, CA. Prior to DC, Javins worked at Teshkeel Media Group in Kuwait. Which licensed DC Comics and others imprints for the Middle East and North Africa. As well as created its own original comic series, The 99. She served as Editor-in-Chief at Teshkeel and eventually ran their Cairo office and later their New York operation. Javins has also worked as an editor and colorist at Marvel Comics.

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I am excited at the fact the position has been filled. It shows that DC is ready to move forward into a new era of books. These books contain the many stories that then make up the feature live-action and animated films. As well as the many television shows that feature many DC characters. We here at Latino Review Media wish Marie Javins the best in her new role. Now we must all wait and see what plans she has for our favorite DC characters. One thing I will say is that I hope that she also interacts with fans. In the future “Meet the editors” panels like DiDio used to do that really made him feel very approachable.

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