Problems With The Search For A Batman Editor At DC Comics

DC Comics' search for a Batman editor in Burbank faces New York talent challenges.

Alex Antone and Rob Levin were considered for Batman editor but plans fell through.

Katie Kubert has taken on the role temporarily amidst the Batman office shakeup.

Batman #150 looms as DC Comics lists editor role with a salary range of $91,000-$169,000

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/gossip-problems-with-the-search-for-a-batman-editor-at-dc-comics/

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bleeding Cool has some more Batoffice gossip spinning out of sources at Wondercon. The hunt for a Batman editor is still on at DC Comics within Warner Bros. in Burbank, California. A search for an external candidate has been made harder by the fact that most qualified publishing people outside of Warners are based in New York. And not everyone is happy moving coasts without the pay bump that Warners might not be willing to offer.

    Earlier this year. Ben Abernathy quit DC Comics as Batman editor, to move to Skybound Entertainment, with Katie Kubert stepping in temporarily, doubling up her duties as Group Editor to help fill the gap.

    Bleeding Cool has now been told that Alex Antone was planned to be hired as Batman editor. A former DC Comics Editor, he has been Editor at Skybound Entertainment for four years. However, we are told that such plans, after an offer was made, and everyone at DC believed he was going to make the trip… it suddenly came to nothing; Antone isn't going anywhere.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ben Abernathy quit DC Comics as Batman editor, to move to Skybound Entertainment,
      Well transformers next GI joe are about to go down the tubes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Transformers and GI Joe*

        Guess I needed a better editor.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The hunt for a Batman editor is still on at DC Comics within Warner Bros. in Burbank, California. A search for an external candidate has been made harder by the fact that most qualified publishing people outside of Warners are based in New York.

      Why did DC even move to LA? Seems like a bad idea in retrospect.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope they never find one.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this the big DC news Rich was teasing last week?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Rich Johnston, the head guy at Bleeding Cool. Last week he put out an article about some big drama going down at DC, and said he'd post about it this week.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll do it for 91000/ year if I can work from home.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's nowhere near enough money to handle a property that big. I shouldn't be making more money than the guy in charge of Batman.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would anyone pay that high for a bunch of comics that barely sell? What fricking normie is reading shitty batman comics?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because they're shepherding a multi-billion dollar IP.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >multi-billion dollar IP.
          Batman hasn’t been a billion dollar IP in a long time.

          The Batman made less money than Dr Strange 2. The Flash bombed despite constant Batman shilling. His Gotham Knights and Kill the JL games did awful. His toys don’t sell.

          Batman (along with everything DC Comics) is a dead ip.

          Rocket Raccoon is more popular.

          /thread

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Batman as an IP includes joker and Harley and you’re moronic if you think I he's worth any less than 4 billion solo. Between merchandising, licensing, games and movies the IP generated ~10 billion over the last decade and a half. Literally NO IP has come close and IP investment isnt based on a single movie.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’d do it for that pay but they’d rather hire someone’s kid or someone who has a connection. This is the major problem with comics. They hire people who don’t deserve the positions and don’t cast their net any wider than people already in their proverbial Rolodex.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Comics are so shit that no one cares

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If only Tom King didn’t get the best Batman editor fired.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does the Batman editor even do to earn that salary? Because they sure don't seem to do much.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is that why they are letting Zdarsky get away with writing all that trash?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They’re about to reboot so I wouldn’t bother wasting time with that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A quiet reset with no setup or collective send-off event? That's going to make them bleed readers

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All the comics are so disconnected with lines out right contradicting each other that it feels like it isn’t a shared universe. Just random shit.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >DC Comics can’t even find someone willing to be their editor for their biggest comic
    What a shit company.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sure there are plenty of capable candidates, just not the people they want.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the point of this company? There’s zero reason for them to exist anymore. In fact even I forgot about DC.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How can one of the biggest comic book publishers not find a editor for their biggest comic?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it’s a niche job for lowlifes who want to edit lowlife books from lowlife suicidal writers.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because they’re not looking for qualified people they’re looking for good-boys and good-girls who agree with the political affiliations of the editors and creators that’ll work under them.

      If they wanted someone qualified for the job they’d have made a hire by now. They want someone qualified for their cool kids friendship circle.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should bring back the original Bat editor that they fired for not bowing down to Tom King. Just give him a pay raise.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I know what you mean to say but
      >original bat editor
      is incredibly untrue lol

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can’t they just pay someone from home to do the editing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No they want someone in office so they can say things in person that won’t have a paper trail. Like talk about black listed creators, talk about the pros and cons of making characters gay or trans, all the stuff they make you sign an NDA for.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. It’s not about being an editor it’s about not being a snitch and not being an obstacle. They want a yes man/yes woman who will play by the rules and stay silent.

        This is why they do this:

        I’d do it for that pay but they’d rather hire someone’s kid or someone who has a connection. This is the major problem with comics. They hire people who don’t deserve the positions and don’t cast their net any wider than people already in their proverbial Rolodex.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DC will shut down in 2025.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for fricking up my favorite character and letting a moron write them.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    give it to Jim Rugg

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