DC Comics: The Other Shoe Drops from Disney/Marvel Buyout

As I predicted, DC's stepping up its game to compete with the new Disney-owned Marvel.

Here's a link to The Los Angeles Times story, one of the first to break it. But for those in a hurry, here are some of the highlights:

* DC Comics will change its name to DC Entertainment.

* Paul Levitz is stepping down as publisher (since 2002) and president (since 1973).

* He will become "a contributing editor and consultant" to DC Entertainment. The New York Times says he will probably return to Legion of Super-Heroes in Adventure Comics.

* Diane Nelson, who among other duties has overseen the Harry Potter franchise at Warner since 1999, was appointed president of DC Entertainment, reporting to Jeff Robinov, president of the Warner Brothers Picture Group.

* Warner Bros. says the intent is to integrate DC more with other arms of Warners, a move they say was in the works for months, but Disney's announcement sped it up.

* No publisher for DC Entertainment has been announced yet.

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Comment by The Baron on September 10, 2009 at 10:54am
"No publisher for DC Entertainment has been announced yet."
Forgive what is doubtless a thunderingly dimwitted question, but doesn't DC publish DC Comics?
Comment by Alan M. on September 10, 2009 at 11:07am
"Diane Nelson, who among other duties has overseen the Harry Potter franchise at Warner since 1999, was appointed president of DC Entertainment"

I'm hoping this opens roads for a bit of Harry Potter "expanded universe" action in comic book form. If DC can pull that off, it could be a major publishing coup.
Comment by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on September 10, 2009 at 11:41am
Are you looking for a Tim Hunter/Harry Potter crossover?
Comment by Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) on September 10, 2009 at 12:49pm
I like "DC Entertainment" since I've long thought that DC Comics--Detective Comics Comics--was a bit silly.
Comment by Rich Steeves on September 10, 2009 at 2:00pm
No chance that Jeanette Kahn will be back?
Comment by Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man on September 10, 2009 at 9:56pm
Are you looking for a Tim Hunter/Harry Potter crossover?

I'm pretty sure that would just be the same as a Tim Hunter/Tim Hunter crossover.

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