Comics industry reacts to Mike Marts departure from DC

News dropped earlier today that longtime Batman editor Mike Marts is leaving DC Comics for a high-level position at industry rival Marvel.  Marts returns to Marvel, where he worked as an editor from the mid-‘90s to the mid-aughts, as the new Executive Editor.  Many creators and editors sounded off on Twitter regarding Marts, and the move:

Batman, Detective Comics writer Scott Snyder

Detective Comics writer and Chew co-creator John Layman

Marvel Editor-In-Chief and former Vertigo Editor Axel Alonso tweeted this photo:

This move is significant considering the Batman family of books at DC is perhaps one of the highest-selling and most influential lines in mainstream comics.

Notably, Mike Marts oversaw Grant Morrison’s epic, multi-year Batman saga, and introduced superstar Scott Snyder in the pages of Detective Comics when he was still a relative unknown.

began his writing career at the tender age of 17, finding publication on the geek humor website He moved on to writing film, comic book, and music reviews for his collegiate newspaper, where he is now a contributing sports columnist. He is also a media and culture examiner on

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