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Friday, April 13, 2018 

IDW's ousted editor Chris Ryall hired by Robert Kirkman's company

I may not be a fan of Kirkman's zombie thriller pastiche, The Walking Dead. But still, if he believes in the importance of talent, I don't see why his Skybound studio wanted to hire Chris Ryall after he screwed up so badly in his last year or so at IDW. The Skybound EIC Sean Mackiewicz had this sugary comment to make:
"Chris' impeccable track record as an editor reflects the quality of stories that we aim for with all Skybound projects," said Mackiewicz in a statement. "He is an ideal addition to our team as our comic book slate continues to grow."

"You'd have a hard time finding someone more well-liked in comics than Chris," added Kirkman. "His mark on the comics industry is undeniable. I've admired his work from afar for many years and am thrilled for him to be part of the Skybound team."
Hey, maybe he pushed all the right buttons when he first got the job at IDW, but as his track record post-Trump elections shows, he really blew it big time, pushing for leftist social justice propaganda as demonstrated in adaptations of GI Joe, Jem & the Holograms and even Transformers, which IDW stopped publishing recently. Probably Hasbro's way of delivering them a warning signal for starters what could happen if they didn't cut out angering their customers. So, it's pure comedy gold to say he's highly liked in comicdom when the fanbases have since rejected him.

In the Hollywood Reporter coverage, it says:
The move signals Skybound's aim to strengthen and expand its publishing line. Ryall will work alongside senior vp and editor-in-chief Sean Mackiewicz. His title is still in the works. [...]

Ryall surprised the comics publishing industry in March when he stepped down from his post at IDW after having spent 14 years at the company. Under his helm, IDW became the fifth-largest publisher in the North American comic book market, with a number of imprints, including Top Shelf Productions, an independent publisher IDW acquired in 2015.
Not everyone was surprised. GI Joe fans certainly weren't. The man thumbed his nose at the audience on his way out the door, and was basically accepting of Sitterson's offensive comments about 9-11. But this is a major news outlet reporting, and the chances they'll focus on the in depth elements of the affair are very slim.

Ryall may not be the EIC this time round, but I don't see Skybound strengthening their publishing much with somebody like him on their staff, and his book may prove the least successful if the audience still feels alienated by his conduct in his last years at IDW.

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