Big news from Vertigo, as reported by CBR, as Karen Berger, Executive Editor and Senior VP of DC’s Vertigo imprint, has stepped down from her position after almost 20 years.
Berger has been responsible for the publishing of more award winning series than I could probably count and includes series like Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman”, “Hellblazer”, “The Invisibles”, “Preacher”, “100 Bullets”, “Fables” and “American Vampire”. She has been a cornerstone of Vertigo since its inception and it will be sad to see her go, but she made it clear she is ready to move on.
“I’ve been incredibly proud to have provided a home where writers and artists could create progressive and provocative stories that broadened the scope of comics, attracting a new and diverse readership to graphic storytelling. I’d like to thank all the many immensely talented creators who have helped make Vertigo into a daring and distinctive imprint and I’m grateful to everyone at DC Entertainment and the retail community for their support and commitment to Vertigo all these years. It’s been quite an honor.”
DC is planning a celebration of Karen’s 30 plus years at the company next year.