Dark Horse Announces Jim Gibbons As Their New Associate Editor

Good news on the Dark Horse front as they have just announced that Jim Gibbons (pictured above, obviously) has been promoted to associate editor! Described as “comics industry’s youngest veteran,” Gibbons has operated as a part of Dark Horse as part of their PR department as well as the editorial department.

He’s worked as an assistant editor on books like “Dark Horse Presents”, Brian Wood’s “The Massive” and Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strand” and he’s edited books like Francesco Francavilla’s “Black Beetle” and Tom Morello’s “Orchid”. That’s quite the resume and well worthy of the promotion.

So I’m sure you’ll join all of us at Multiversity Comics in congratulating Jim Gibbons on his new position and saying a farewell to Rachel Eddin, who is leaving Dark Horse after seven years.

Dark Horse Press Release

FEBRUARY 8, MILWAUKIE, OR–Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Gibbons to associate editor! Gibbons, perhaps the “comics industry’s youngest veteran,” came to the Dark Horse PR department in 2009, following a brief career in the comics media as a writer and associate editor for Wizard magazine and a contributor to Comic Book Resources. In 2011, he moved over to the Dark Horse Editorial department as an assistant editor.

In his time at Dark Horse, Gibbons has worked directly under Mike Richardson on the Eisner and Harvey Award–winning anthology Dark Horse Presents, and has also assisted on Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed, epic ongoing series The Massive and Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain.

In addition, Jim Gibbons has edited Francesco Francavilla’s bona-fide smash-hit series, The Black Beetle, as well as Tom Morello’s politically charged, postapocalyptic comics debut, Orchid, which wrapped up last week.

“Jim has quickly established himself as one of Dark Horse’s bright, up-and-coming editorial staffers,” said Dark Horse president Mike Richardson. “His hard work on Dark Horse Presents helped to win us the industry’s two major awards. I am certain that with the same level of dedication he has shown thus far, he and the books he works on will win many more for Dark Horse in the future. Congratulations, Jim.”

“Jim brings all the best qualities a creator can hope for from an editor: he pushes you to do your best work, kicks your butt when you are behind, and buys you a beer when you are done. I’m lucky to have him on my team,” said Francesco Francavilla, creator of The Black Beetle.

This news comes after the departure of associate editor Rachel Edidin, who is leaving Dark Horse after seven years in the Editorial department. Edidin helped shape the Dark Horse prose line with projects such as Ellen Datlow’s Lovecraft Unbound and Yahtzee Croshaw’s Mogworld, while also working on critically acclaimed comics series like Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Alabaster. Edidin plans to focus on work as a freelance editor. We wish her the best of luck and hope to work with her in the future.

Please join us in congratulating Jim Gibbons!

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