Hello Readers! I am the newest rookie at our Previously desk and I’m very excited to be here. But you’re not here for me, you’re here for a recap of what went on last week so let’s get down to it.
Vault Comics Hires Rebecca “Tay” Taylor as Managing Editor, Creates Open Submission portal for Myriad Imprint
Vault just announced the editor for their new Myriad imprint, which will feature science fiction and fantasy stories directed at young readers and teens. Coming over from DC’s Justice League is Rebecca “Tay” Taylor to be the managing editor for the imprint, reporting directly to COO & Editor in Chief for Vault, Adrian Wassel. Taylor also announced the opening of submissions of stories for the new imprint. So if you have a pitch for the folks at Myriad, now is the time!
Interview with Deathstroke Writer Raises Some Red Flags
Christopher Priest, who just wrapped up his run on DC’s Deathstroke, said some worrying things on his interview with Multiversity Comics’ Brian Salvatore. When an interview starts with a trigger warning, that is a bit worrisome. It’s worth noting this is not the first time an interview with Priest has shown some red flags. Earlier this year Newsarama published an interview about his Vampirella run and his takes on current feminism today is troubling. He always seems to assume his answers will make it so he’s “screwed either way” no matter what he says. Priest might want to look deeper into that and discuss it with someone who isn’t a reporter.
Marvel Comics Moves Offices in NYC
Marvel just moved out of their offices to start the new decade in offices on Sixth Avenue. As reported by Newsarama the new building they moved into is partially owned by the Trump organization, who has a 30% stake in the building.
Comixology Announces Surprise Year End Release by Ray Fawkes, Graphic Novel ‘In The Flood’
Amazon’s Comixology Originals just dropped a previously unannounced book “In The Flood”. Created by writer-artist Ray Fawkes with Lee Loughridge on colors and Thomas Mauer on letters, it is a book about a couple trying to keep their marriage together while dealing with a natural disaster that is more than expected. Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive preview of the first few pages of the book if you’d like to check it out.
DC’s Justice League Group Gains New Assistant Editor
Marquis Draper announced on his twitter that he will be an assistant editor for DC starting in January 2020 working for the Justice League group. Previously Draper has been a freelance comics editor and an intern with DC Editorial. He graduated from SCAD in 2019.
Starting January I'll be starting a new job in Burbank as an assistant editor at DC Comics working in the Justice League group! It'll be bittersweet to leave Savannah after 5 years and leaving my friends and mentors behind but I'll be sure to visit! pic.twitter.com/vQ7a5HJTFa
— Marquis Draper (@Marquis_Draper) December 11, 2019