Editor’s Note: DC Comics President Paul Levitz returns to Blog@ with some thoughts on John Nee’s departure from DC.
by Paul Levitz
Change is always confusing and traumatic, and the downside of DC’s relatively stable structure is we may handle change more creakily than some other places. Listen to the noise out there, and any change is always the tip of some iceberg-size contortion, analyzed with all the joy of a pack of old Kremlinologists. Most of the time, though, it ain’t so complex.
After 15 years of keeping an amazingly wide variety of plates spinning, John Nee decided to leave DC and try something calmer, like alligator wrestling. John’s most recent title was Senior Vice President-Business Development, but his job was basically being John Nee–knowing people everywhere, connecting them to DC, and making things happen. So when he announced his departure, it necessitated some change and juggling, not all of which has been finalized as I write this blog entry. But between his solid staff and the wider DC team, it’ll sort out soon.
Always happy to amuse the Kremlinologists, but most of the time there aren’t very exciting secrets behind our shifts. Nothing to match whether Andropov or Gorbachev were standing in the sweet spot on the reviewing stand, though.