Bob Harras has been named the Editor-in-Chief and VP of DC Comics, as announced by DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio on The Source today. Harras is best known among comics fans as the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel comics from 1995 to 2000, and has been working at DC Comics most recently as a Group Editor in Collected Editions. Harris will oversee editorial for DC Comics, DC Universe, MAD Magazine and Vertigo Comics, and will be based out of the New York City office of DC Comics.

This is the first time the Editor-in-Chief position has been filled at DC Comics in nearly 10 years, since Jenette Kahn stepped down in 2002 after more than ten years in that role. Before he was promoted to Co-Publisher, Dan DiDio was the Executive Editor at DC Comics, a position that has remained unfilled since February.Lee and DiDio both commented on The Source:

"Bob Harras' personal and creative integrity is respected and renowned throughout the comic book industry," said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. "As an editor, he provides invaluable insight into storytelling and character."

"We could not be more excited to make this announcement," said Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher. "Bob is a tremendous evaluator of talent, character and story. He is a proven leader who brings a keen understanding of the marketplace to the position."

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