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Monday, November 13, 2017 

It looks like Eddie Berganza is out of DC's employ

That's certainly what Bleeding Cool's sources are telling now:
Bleeding Cool has received word from multiple senior figures in the comic book industry that, as of today, DC Group Editor Eddie Berganza will not be returning to the comic book publisher. [...]

It was both this external media pressure and internal pressure from staff and creators, as well as concern from Warner Bros., that led to this decision, as well as the voices of others who hadn’t spoken out until the Buzzfeed piece. So we have been told that the suspension is intended as a precursor to dismissal.
Let's hope this is for real, because Devin Faraci, the scummy former movie writer for Alamo Drafthouse's website Birth-Movies-Death was reportedly still on their payroll at least until September. And why exactly did it take a notable news site to persuade them to give Berganza the boot, well after some of the women he'd troubled had already left their employ?

While we're on the topic, I also did a little research on Berganza's writing credits, and discovered he wrote at least one issue of the Titans franchise in 2008 (issue 23 of that volume), and most fascinatingly, one of the artists was none other than Ardian Syaf, the same disgrace who recently got canned at Marvel for injecting stealth references to the Islamic Koran along with antisemitism into the artwork. That story, among others Berganza apparently scripted, will probably gather dust on the warehouse shelves for at least a while, assuming DC's decided to stop reprinting a lot of his work now that it's tainted.

I also found a video interview Scott Lobdell conducted with Berganza during the 2012 Wondercon. Another man who's already confessed and apologized (not very convincingly though) for at least one act of sexual harassment himself. So that's an item that won't age well.

But now, who's going to take Berganza's place in editorial? So long as Dan DiDio's still there, along with Bob Harras, who apparently tolerated his mentality, there's no chance it'll be somebody inspiring.

Update: The Hollywood Reporter's given fuller confirmation Berganza was fired. Good riddance, but the troubles aren't over yet. Here's another report on Breitbart.

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