It is likely that any such departure will have involved a very large payoff indeed. Some have speculated that if Karen Berger did leave DC Comics, she has so much warmth owed to her by so many that she could with very little effort, set up a New York based publishing boutique of her very own, filled with very bankable writers and artists.
"When he was a young man (but old enough to know better), a wanderer returned to a town he'd once lived in: a town built of Memory, Innocence and a Joy infrequently glimpsed in his long years of wandering.
It was foolish to return, he was certain of that. What was to be gained from such a visit? Disillusionment? Sorrow? Disappointment, certainly. He fully expected to gaze upon a place so changed that it bore no relation to what he'd known before. And, as he stood on a hill, looking down at the little houses and green lawns and the children rushing, breathless (trailing kites, tossing balls, climbing fences), toward destinations both real and imaginary, he noted changes; but, to his great surprise, none were major enough to greatly alter the face of the town, and most were so minor that he almost believed no time had passed since his departure.
But time had passed: the house he'd lived in was long gone; how many of his old acquaintances, he wondered, were gone as well--food for the worms as we'll all be one day? He suddenly recalled the many seas sailed in the years between Then and Now: the foreign lands roamed, the strange sights beheld;
The misery, the ecstasy, the infinite restlessness and the infinite calm."
Following the news of Berger’s departure, the question of Vertigo’s place in the “new” DC Entertainment remains an open question, and one worth asking. That there was no successor announced as head of the imprint in yesterday’s press was worrying, as is Heidi (MacDonald's) off-handed comment that “Berger was making plans for new projects as recently as last week, according to one freelancer I spoke with.” It’s seeming, increasingly, as if this was a rushed announcement for some reason, perhaps connected with the mysterious meetings going on at DC right now, if Rich Johnston is to be believed. It’s possible that there is no longterm plan for Vertigo right now, due to things being in flux with DC in general. If that’s true, that just makes things all the more worrying…
themikecnelson : @GailSimone did you not put enough women in refrigerators or something?
GailSimone : @themikecnelson Funny you should say that.
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