DC Entertainment has announced that it’s restructuring its legendary Vertigo imprint, known for its award-winning, edgy, creator-owned series. As part of the restructuring, longtime editor Shelly Bond will depart.
“The position of Vice President & Executive Editor has been eliminated,” DC said in a statement. “This was a very challenging process, and we made every effort to ensure all decisions were made with great care and consideration. We are extremely grateful for Shelly Bond’s commitment and dedication to Vertigo, its books and its incredibly talented team of staff and creators.”
Bond had been with Vertigo since its inception in 1993, and when founder Karen Berger stepped down as VP and Executive Editor in 2013, Bond took her place. In her time at the imprint, she became known for her work on such lauded titles as The Sandman, iZombie, and Fables, the latter of which was the subject of a Paste cover story last summer. With Bond’s departure, Vertigo’s editorial staff will now report directly to DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee.
We’ll have more updates on the future of Vertigo as they arrive, but we can only hope that the quality of its work remains unchanged under new leadership.