Dark Horse has announced that Dave Marshall will be replacing Scott Allie as the Editor-In-Chief of its publishing line. The news comes are part of a shake-up in the Oregon-based company's editorial staff. Marshall originally joined Dark Horse in 2004, and was one of the primary editors on the company's Star Wars titles.
“I feel so fortunate to have built my career in comics here,” said Marshall. “One of the things that’s special about Dark Horse is the way that it supports your pursuit of your passions, no matter how diverse they may be."
With Marshall segueing from Senior Editor to Editor-In-Chief, Allie is seguing to become Executive Senior Editor.
“Scott will refocus his efforts as executive senior editor to do what he does best: serve as one of the best editors in the business, while helping to curate and develop new content,” said Mike Richardson, the companies owner and publisher.
Allie was originally promoted to E-i-C in 2012, and with that he relinquished direct editing duties on several of the publisher's major franchises, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer in 2014. Dark Horse has not announced which titles Allie will now take on as the primary editor.
Additionally, Freddye Miller has been promoted to Editor, and Cardner Clark has been hired as an assistant editor.
“Evolution and innovation are our constant goals at Dark Horse, and we couldn’t accomplish them without the hard work and dedication of our Editorial staff,” said Richardson. “A combination of industry experience and young, new voices is vital to our success as a company. These advances in Editorial structure personify that special combination which distinguishes both Dark Horse and the modern comics landscape as truly unique."