Jim Lee & Dan DiDio named co-publishers of DC Comics; Geoff Johns becomes Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment
The search is over, and to paraphrase Dorothy Gale, if we ever go looking for our heart’s desire again, we won’t look any further than our own back yard.
Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment has named Dan DiDio and Jim Lee co-publishers of DC Comics, while Geoff Johns has been named to the new position of Chief Creative Officer. Patrick Caldon,
a long-time DC veteran, will serve as Executive Vice President, Finance
and Administration. The one new guy on the team is John Rood,
who has been named as Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and
Business Development. Rood was most recently a Senior VP of marketing at ABC
Family, but prior to that worked at WB in consumer products. All five of them will be reporting to DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson.
DC’s The Source blog has all the press releases and statements from the principals.
The dangling question: now that the who has been answered, how about the where? Jim Lee and Geoff Johns are West Coast boys. How much more of DC will being going west too? Will it be Jim Lee handling the left coast and Dan DiDio handling the right coast?