The editor will leave March 2013.
Source: Bleeding Cool
Multiple news sites are reporting that Karen Berger has stepped down from her position as Senior VP at DC Entertainment and Executive Editor of Vertigo Comics. Berger has been in charge of Vertigo since its founding in 1993 and helped bring in and edit many of the imprint's biggest successes. Berger helped recruit visionary writers such as Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and Peter Milligan and won three Eisners for "Best Editor" over her career.
In recent years, Berger has seen her power at DC take a hit as the Vertigo imprint waned in power. The last few years have seen the imprint's ongoing titles shrink, its contracts restructured in a way seen as less friendly to creators, and its creator owned characters turned over to DC's main line. She also was effectively demoted last year with the hiring of Bob Harras and the promotions of Dan Didio and Jim Lee. Last month, DC announced that the longrunning Hellblazer series had been cancelled.
Berger will stay on through March 2013 to transfer Vertigo to new leadership, which will include staffers trained and picked by Berger herself.
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