Javins joined DC back in 2014 in a temporary position to help the company transfer its businesses from New York to Burbank, Calif., before relocating to join the team on a more permanent basis.
Prior to landing her EiC role, Javins served as DC’s executive editor of global publishing and digital strategy, where she edited such a number of high profile titles as Justice League, DC Super Hero Girls, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Superman Smashes the Klan, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass. She has also worked closely with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo in shaping the universe of Dark Nights: Death Metal.
“As a young girl devouring comics of Wonder Woman, Nubia and Supergirl, I never dreamed that decades later, I’d be at the helm of the mighty DC Comics,” said Javins. “I’m incredibly honored by this responsibility, and will dedicate myself to supporting and challenging DC’s extended family of staff, talent, retailers, and partners around the world in our quest to tell innovative visual stories that both reflect and expand our world—and in some cases, our galaxy and multiverse.”
Javins promotion was announced Monday DC Comics general manager and SVP Daniel Cherry III. In a statement Cherry said:
“Marie intrinsically understands the power of comics and their unique ability to entertain and empower, which makes her a perfect choice to be DC’s next editor-in-chief. In addition to her many creative talents, she’s also incredibly committed to increasing access to this amazing industry by mentoring the next generation of comic book creators and helping them find their voices. I look forward to working with her in her new role.”
DC Comics publisher Jim Lee was also quick to congratulate Javins on her new role:
“Anyone who has been fortunate enough to work with Marie in the comics business knows two things about her – one, that she has the impeccable creative instincts and the talent relationships needed to create the kind of stories our fans crave and demand and two, that her deep knowledge of the global business of comics and its endless variations of storytelling means big things are on the horizon for DC in the years to come,” said Lee. “I’m thrilled for Marie and look forward to the stories she has yet to tell.”
As always, the future looks bright at DC Comics. Congratulations Marie!