Eddie Berganza Named Executive Editor of DC Universe
It’s a big day of promotions at DC Comics. Not only has Ian Sattler has been made Director–Editorial, Special Projects & Archival Editions at DC, longtime staffer, editor and writer Eddie Berganza has been named the Executive Editor of the entire DC Universe. The news comes from Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras via DC’s The Source Blog, which breaks down Berganza and Sattler’s new duties. While the new Executive Editor will continue to edit Green Lantern and Justice League of America, Berganza will now work more closely at the center of DC’s major events, and essentially oversee the entire superhero line.From The Source:
A 19-year veteran of DC COMICS, Eddie began his career trafficking the art and scripts going out of DC and worked his way up to Assistant Editor on such titles as GREEN LANTERN, AQUAMAN, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES before moving on to being an Associate Editor dealing with GUY GARDNER: WARRIOR and creating an alternate universe line of books. This led to him becoming the SUPERMAN editor for seven years that included the OUR WORLDS AT WAR crossover and the acclaimed ACTION #775 “What’s so funny about truth, justice, and the American way?” But it was as Senior Editor and then Group Editor, that Eddie found his niche as the “Event Editor.” Stewarding one crossover after another from INFINITE CRISIS to FINAL CRISIS and the recent BLACKEST NIGHT to now preparing for FLASHPOINT, he has been at ground zero for all DCU’s major storylines!
Working under Harras will be Berganza, Superman Group Editor Matt Idelson and Batman Group Editor Mike Marts. Harras goes on to mention that he’ll be working with Karen Berger, Senior Vice President, Executive Editor of Vertigo, which seems appropriate given the highly-publicized recent appearance of Death in Action Comics.
Berganza and Sattler’s promotions come after a number of staff shakeups at DC as the result of its bi-coastal restructuring. There were initially a considerable number of layoffs associated with the shuttering of the Wildstorm and Zuda imprints, as well as personnel changes within Vertigo and DC proper.