With the cancellation of Vertigo's longest running series Hellblazer at issue #300, and the paring back of Vertigo's graphic novel production, and not to mention with more than two decades of working for DC and Vertigo, Karen Berger has decided to step down as Executive Editor at Vertigo.
Some, like those at Bleeding Cool News, suspect that this is because of the recent changes at DC Entertainment. Maybe so. Regardless, DC and Vertigo are both losing a real talent in her. We can only hope that Vertigo will continue under a worthy successor, otherwise, the imprint may not be long for this world.
While we're on the subject (herp-a-derp), Shelly Bond (née Roeberg) has been promoted to Executive Editor at Vertigo in Karen Berger's place. This will take effect in April of 2013 - allowing Karen to finish out exactly 20 years as head of Vertigo.