Shelly Bond is replacing Karen Berger as the new Executive Editor of the Vertigo imprint for DC Entertainment, joining Will Dennis (Group Editor) and Mark Doyle (Editor).
“I’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked for many years with these three smart and talented editors. Shelly has been by my side since the beginning of Vertigo, so I couldn’t be happier about passing the baton to her,” Berger said in a statement. “She brings so much creativity, passion and professionalism to everything she edits with special note to the wildly successful Fables, which she launched and has overseen for over 10 years.”
Bond has been with Vertigo for almost 20 years, starting out as an assistant editor. In addition to Fables, she helped launch Fairest, The Invisibles, Deadenders and more.
“It’s been a great privilege, both personally and professionally, to work with Karen Berger since Vertigo’s inception,” Bond said. I look forward to honoring her legacy by continuing to push the imprint to arresting new heights ably abetted by a fiercely talented editorial team. Expect nothing but the deft storytelling, incomparable artistry and the bravado that has made Vertigo an industry leader.”
Dennis also began as an assistant editor and has edited everything from The Losers to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Doyle joined Vertigo in 2006 and helped launch Scott Snyder’s American Vampire series with Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque in 2010.
As previously reported, Berger announced on Dec. 3 her plans to leave the imprint after 20 years with the brand. Berger will remain on board through March of 2013 to help transition the company. Under Berger, the imprint released titles like The Sandman, V for Vendetta and Hellblazer.