Gerard Way To Be 'Showrunner' For DC Vertigo Titles, Will Announce At ECCC

gerard-way-01Bleeding Cool had previously reported that My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan's take on Doom Patrol, previously on hold, may be revived for DC Vertigo later this year.

Well, I've been told from a musical contact that Gerard Way is being tapped by DC Vertigo into a kind of showrunner/curator position at the comic book publisher over a number of titles.

Not quite an editor, but not just a figurehead either.

DC/Vertigo had real problems with its most recent run of new titles with none being the breakout hit they were looking for. For some retailers, with the exception of Sandman Overture, the brand is even considered toxic.

But with Gerard Way's 1.2 million twitter followers, and the respect and admiration of his peers, look for DC Comics to take full advantage of the audience and goodwill he could bring to such comic books.

Look for all of DC Vertigo's plans – including new Sandman titlesto be announced at ECCC. With Gerard in attendance. He's wanted to go for some time…

I think he may be…

11254060_1676877429225860_675811783_n … say could that be a Golden Age Sandman on the right instead of Negative Man?

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