DC Comics Reboots With Half the New York Staff Gone

A new era begins in Burbank.

All New York DC Comics employees were offered jobs on the west coast. But as the LA Times’ Jevon Phillips reports, only half the staff at 1700 Broadway decided they could make the trek to Burbank.

And so, today, the staff working within a stone’s throw of corporate parent Warner Bros. is made up of roughly one-third former NYC employees, one third existing Burbank staff and one-third new hires. From the LA Times feature:

“It’s always sad when you see people you’ve worked with for a while leave,” DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio says. “But it does create opportunity. It brings in new sets of eyes, new blood and allows us to re-examine how we work. It allows us to challenge ourselves to find ways to work better if we can.”

The last big story worked on by the now disbanded New York staff was Convergence, a comic book miniseries roping in characters from across the decades. As DiDio and his partner Jim Lee note in the article, that was immediately followed by some real-world convergence.

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