"'Kirby got a shitty contract too, so get over it' isn't a great tagline."
I disliked some positions she took over the years, namely defending the awful movie Constantine, even if it's her job as a DC employee, but she oversaw the creation of one of the best bodies of American comics in history. DC as it stands nowadays, with its emphasis on branding and movies and merchandise instead of art and quality, doesn't deserve someone like Karen Berger, and I wish her luck with her next endeavors.
This certainly does seem like the beginning of the end for Vertigo. It's a shame, but the line has shifted in direction in the past few years and this is probably the best thing for all involved.
I'd love to see her set up her own company and do whatever the hell she wants. You look at her resume, she's maybe the best comics editor ever.
If that's the beginning of the end of Vertigo, I hope Snyder gets to finish American Vampire properly. I love that book!
As for Berger, she's a great editor and deserves the best!
Avengers Arena is one of the best books in the shops right now, it's seriously amazing.
Show Teddy some love!
"I want Apex to feast on Reptil like a pregnant khaleesi." - Sanji
Still, the Vertigo that was born from the spiritual movement with Moore's Swamp Thing, Morrison Animal Man, etc. seems to have met its official end.
Wow, even though the writing may have been on the wall, this comes as a big surprise.
Karen has been involved in a lot of my comics reading experiences to date, and I think that she will be missed. I do hope that the imprint is strong enough to continue without her, however what has been delivered in the past will leave a fantastic legacy!
Between this and Ben Abernathy, I'm losing a lot of hope for more risky decisions from DC. Just seems like it's going to get more corporate and less creative.