comic harassment


Sexual Harassment and the Comics Industry &#8211 Again

Sexual Harassment and the Comics Industry – Again

It's not uncommon for allegations of sexual harassment to arise – or rather, be repeated when an individual is gaining prominence. And that seems to be happening right now with Scott Lobdell. Again. He is the current writer on comic books Red Hood: Outlaw and Nightwing for DC Comics, as well as the upcoming Heroes […]

Zack Kaplan Replaces Eric M Esquivel on Nightwing

Zack Kaplan Replaces Eric M Esquivel on Nightwing

Writer Zack Kaplan, of Eclipse and Port of Earth is to be the new co-writer of DC Comics' Nightwing series, replacing Eric M Esquivel as co-writer/scripter on the comic book, working with Happy Death Day writer Scott Lobdell. The comic is out next week, man they kept that one tight, didn't they? Eric M Esquivel was […]

Eric S. Esquivel Issues Statement Regarding Abuse Allegations Cynthia Naugle Responds

Eric S. Esquivel Issues Statement Regarding Abuse Allegations, Cynthia Naugle Responds

Comic book writer Eric S Esquivel, responding to allegations of sexual, mental and physical harassment from toy designer Cynthia Naugle that led to the cancellation of the DC comic book Border Town, issued the following statement on December 15th. It came directly from him, rather than his legal representatives at Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + […]

Did Dark Nights: Metal #6 Include a Jibe Against Eddie Berganza

Did Dark Nights: Metal #6 Include a Jibe Against Eddie Berganza?

The big event series from DC Comics that has just concluded, Dark Nights: Metal, was initially edited by Eddie Berganza and assistant edited by Rebecca Taylor. Then, spurred on by the news of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, #MeToo, and more, Buzzfeed revived and delved deeper into allegations against Berganza. Revealing information previously not widely known, even […]

Amidst Industry Turmoil Chris Ryall and Steven Scott Leave IDW

Amidst Industry Turmoil, Chris Ryall and Steven Scott Leave IDW

More big changes to the status quo rocked the comic book industry to its foundations Wednesday as Heidi McDonald from ComicsBeat broke the story that Chris Ryall was stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of IDW. McDonald obtained an email sent to IDW staff announcing the change internally, which read in part, "I plan to keep making contributions […]


New Allegation That Stan Lee Groped the Wife of a Comic Book Creator Last Year

New Allegation That Stan Lee Groped the Wife of a Comic Book Creator Last Year

This week, MailOnline ran two exclusive stories dealing with allegations of sexual harassment by the 95-year-old Marvel Universe co-creator Stan Lee against a number of nurses attending his home, from a nursing care company, and a hotel massage therapist at C2E2. These allegations were described by his lawyers as a "shakedown". After each of those […]


Stan Lee Denies New Allegations of Sexual Harassment at C2E2 Last Year

Stan Lee Denies New Allegations of Sexual Harassment at C2E2 Last Year

The Daily Mail/MailOnline has continued to run new allegations of sexual harassment against the Marvel Universe co-creator Stan Lee, following their first exposé regarding homecare nurses two days ago. In this case, the site alleges that Lee groped a female massage therapist, then masturbated in front of her, demanding sex, at a Chicago hotel when […]

Max Landis Superman Story Returns to the DC Holiday Special Comic

Max Landis Superman Story Returns to the DC Holiday Special Comic

It appears that DC Comics just can't make up its mind. The DC Holiday Special 2017 anthology comic book that was to feature a Superman and Lois Lane story, Drivers Seat, by Max Landis and Francis Manapul was not, as promised, included in the printed copy. Instead that included a reprint of a classic Silver Age Batman […]


DC Comics Keeping the Editors In-House for 2018

DC Comics Keeping the Editors In-House for 2018

After the dismissal of DC Comics Superman group editor Eddie Berganza when a litany of sexual harassment claims against him were unearthed by Buzzfeed, there was much discussion over who would be replacing him — moving up the ladder, and the like. Offering the Batman Group Editor job to Christopher Priest, though he declined it, also […]

Cosplayers Address Rick Basalduas Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Cosplayers Address Rick Basaldua's Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Four years ago, Bleeding Cool ran the story that comic book inker and cosplay glamour photographer Rick Basaldua had a restraining order legally placed against him from another, female, comic creator. At the time, we heard stories that it was bigger than that, but could only get so far in our investigations. But this weekend, a […]

Molly McIsaac Talks About The Offer Eddie Berganza Made

Molly McIsaac Talks About The Offer Eddie Berganza Made

This weekend, Buzzfeed ran a story about allegations of sexual harassment made by three DC Comics employees against Superman group editor Eddie Berganza. He was suspended and then yesterday it was announced that he had been fired. But not everyone with such allegations was working for DC Comics. Although that was the carrot being held above […]


DC Comics Fires Eddie Berganza: Official Statement

DC Comics Fires Eddie Berganza: Official Statement

DC Comics has just sent the following statement to Bleeding Cool, regarding Superman group editor Eddie Berganza who had been put on suspension after Buzzfeed ran a report regarding accusations against him of sexual harassment. It confirms a report we ran this morning. Statement from DC Entertainment regarding Eddie Berganza – UPDATED 11/13/17 Warner Bros and DC […]

Comic Industry Figures Tell Us Eddie Berganza Is Gone From DC Comics

Comic Industry Figures Tell Us Eddie Berganza Is Gone From DC Comics

UPDATE: DC Comics has sent a new update: Statement from DC Entertainment regarding Eddie Berganza – UPDATED 11/13/17 Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated the employment of DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza.  We are committed to eradicating harassment and ensuring that all employees, as well as our freelance community, are aware of our policies, […]

Comic Industry Reacts To The Eddie Berganza Suspension

Comic Industry Reacts To The Eddie Berganza Suspension

If DC Comics thought announcing the suspension of Group Editor of the Superman comics, Eddie Berganza, over sexual harassment allegations from several years ago would draw a line under things, they were severely mistaken. Of late, a number of people online have changed their Twitter ID to "Berganza is a Sex Criminal, Fire Him‏". The […]

DC Comics Suspends Eddie Berganza

DC Comics Suspends Eddie Berganza

UPDATE: DC Comics has sent a new update: Statement from DC Entertainment regarding Eddie Berganza – UPDATED 11/13/17 Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have terminated the employment of DC Comics Group Editor Eddie Berganza.  We are committed to eradicating harassment and ensuring that all employees, as well as our freelance community, are aware of our policies, […]

Shea Fontana Gail Simone Matthew Rosenberg And More React To Eddie Berganza Report

Shea Fontana, Gail Simone, Matthew Rosenberg, And More React To Eddie Berganza Report

In the wake of Buzzfeed's report on the sexual harassment allegations against longtime DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza on Friday, some high-profile comic book creators have taken to social media to address the allegations. DC Comics artist Rafael Albuquerque called on his employer to "make the right call" despite spending "the whole day afraid to speak out." […]