Mark Doyle of Vertigo Announced as New Batman Editor

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Following Mike Marts’ decision to move to Marvel, DC was lacking a group editor for its Batman books, but that void has since been filled by none other than Mark Doyle. Doyle, who has been with DC since 2006 as an editor for the company’s Vertigo line. Doyle has worked on such titles as American Vampire, The Wake, FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, and Trillium, collaborating specifically with current Batman writer Scott Snyder on the first two of those titles. 

Snyder said the following of Doyle on Twitter earlier today:

“Thrilled” doesn’t do justice to how thrilled I really am in welcoming [Mark Doyle] to Gotham as Batman group editor. Mark is not only responsible for bringing me to DC via American Vampire (of which he’s the editor), but he’s edited the Wake, and some of my favorite books of past few years, from Sweet Tooth and Trillium on. I show him everything I write, from Batman and Superman, and there’s no one I trust more when it comes to story. He is easily one of the best editors I’ve worked with in my life, in comics and print. He’s also a trusted friend, and someone who cares deeply about Gotham and its heroes (and yes, its villains, too).

Bottom line: I loved working under [Mike Marts] – he brought Gotham to new heights. We have terrific editorial talent in Gotham – [Katie Kubert], [Darren Shan], [ Rachel Gluckstern]. And now with Mark at the helm, I believe – or rather, I KNOW, having heard some of Mark’s plans (and they are daring plans)- that this coming year will be as exciting and fresh as possible for bat-fans. Gotham couldn’t be in better hands for Batman’s 75th!”

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Source: Comics Alliance

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