TWITTER BUZZ: Karen Berger

She was the guiding force behind DC Comic's Vertigo line and helped launched the careers of big names like Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Brian Azzarello, Bill Winningham and more.

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By Mark Julian - 12/8/2012


Sandman, Preacher, Hellblazer, Y: The Last Man, V for Vendetta, America Vanmpier, Fables, Scalped and plethora of other Vertigo titles all under her watch. Nuff said.























KarenBergerresignsPRESS RELEASE: Karen Berger, Executive Editor & Senior Vice President of DC Entertainment’s Vertigo brand, has announced she is stepping down from her post after nearly 20 years at the helm of the award-winning literary imprint. She will remain on through March 2013 where she will be assisting in the transition to a new leadership team which includes veteran staffers whom she has mentored over the years.

Karen is responsible for shepherding critically-acclaimed and best-selling publishing titles including perennial favorites: THE SANDMAN, HELLBLAZER, V FOR VENDETTA. FABLES, PREACHER, THE INVISIBLES, 100 BULLETS, Y - THE LAST MAN and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Vertigo has published nearly 300 new literary properties during the last 20 years. Berger notes she is ready for a professional change and is looking forward to pursuing exciting new opportunities.

“I've been incredibly proud to have provided a home where writers and artists could create progressive and provocative stories that broadened the scope of comics, attracting a new and diverse readership to graphic storytelling,” said Berger. “I'd like to thank all the many immensely talented creators who have helped make Vertigo into a daring and distinctive imprint and I’m grateful to everyone at DC Entertainment and the retail community for their support and commitment to Vertigo all these years. It’s been quite an honor.”

DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson stated, “We are extremely grateful for Karen’s commitment and dedication to Vertigo, its books and its incredibly talented team of staff and creators. In Vertigo she leaves a legacy to which we remain committed and on which we intend to build for the future. She will always be a deeply valued and respected member of the DC family.”

DC Entertainment is planning a celebration next year - to help salute Karen, her 33 years with the company and her many accomplishments, befitting her legendary status within DCE and across the publishing and comics industries.


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DEATHbyEXILE - 12/8/2012, 12:12 AM
DioFoRio - 12/8/2012, 12:24 AM
I wouldn't kick her outta bed for eating fig newtons.
Jollem - 12/8/2012, 12:40 AM
i remember reading when neil gaiman wrote that karen was "the best editor a boy could ever have" in a part in one of the sandman comics
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 3:29 AM
Ms Berger(please not be insulted), you look just like what I'd like you to(whatever that means). We live in a world where our creative machinations run rampant and the campaign of idea is lost. You look(not to mention your material)great, enigmatic and ready to go(for a feature). Please stay in touch, for your work matches with my head too easily! HAPPY HOLLIDAYS!
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 3:30 AM
*were

don't even care art the moment, really.
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 3:31 AM
Editors are just as much of the.., ahh frak it.
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 3:41 AM
Ohh, the twitter! Who's real? Who's a statistic? Who's aged and done with myspce-like platforms? Who has taken their '90's sad existance and turned it into a shortlived vanity blog?
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 3:47 AM
*existence Who? What nationality growing up amongst the other political son's of start-ups? will be the next lucky asshole? Hate Max, I think we're lucky to have him. Sure, I'd love to bitch slap him into film recognition, but for now: "..what did Jung think of glow sticks?" [frick]in' rules in my book. He could not direct his way out of a Whole Foods event, but still, as Cocksucerwood dictates, that's all hyou need!
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 3:49 AM
*Cocksuckerwood dictates, that's all you need! Tron 3(seriously)Yo!
parkerray - 12/8/2012, 5:33 AM
Preacher is the ballz. Thank K-Berger.

Ha!@Di I'm with you.

Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 6:29 AM
Awesome Brosephius.., I would'nt chuck that muff out of the fold-out we got administered! I'm totally with you too, about targeting soldiers with cell-phones. That's what you might of well as said right? :P
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 6:30 AM
*have
Logan5 - 12/8/2012, 6:31 AM
*[frick]in' civilians. -my cousin
DioFoRio - 12/8/2012, 10:05 AM
Yo dwayne you take your meds today bro? If you're out of meds I suggest spanking it to release the demons....as you were.
Oxbow - 12/8/2012, 11:39 AM
This= 1 less reason for me to pitch my comic to DC. Karen was one of the last remaining beacons of stability at a company where you don't know who's even in charge enymore!

I will miss you Karen. Thanks for the great stories that changed my life at just the right time, making me the person I am today. Thanks for not compromising your ideals for the extra buck, and overseeing one of the best creative explosions I have ever seen during the '90's, the Golden Age of Vertigo, for sure.

DC doesn't even accept comic solicitations according to their website... but I was gonna try and see them at a convention or something, just because I had so much respect for what they did with Vertigo. The more I hear about who's in charge (nobody) and how they're treating creators in the last couple of years, the more I think that DC is not the right home for my new comic. It's sad to watch this happening in front of my eyes...I sincerely hope better days come for DC comics and Vertigo, and soon!

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