It's been a pleasure to chat with Alex Segura for the last few years. Initially he was a "deadly rival" at Newsarama when I was at Comic Book Resources, but we chatted back and forth pleasantly enough. Then he went to work in publicity at DC Comics, so naturally he wasn't allowed to speak to me anymore.
But working for Archie Comics, rising to Vice President – Publicity and Marketing, we seemed to get on like a house on fire. I admired his marketing reaches, getting Archie publicity in the unlikeliest of places and I was happy to help out when I could.
Today, he wrote the DC Source blog, announcing his return to DC Comics as Executive Director of Publicity, working under Courtney Simmons, and taking a position senior to that of departing David Hyde – who used to be Alex's superior.
So congratulations, Alex. I just hope you'll still be allowed to speak to me…