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Is DC Comics moving to LA? Yes, the DC Comics to LA Rumor Just Got Real.

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A technologist/professor/journalist/humorist, Todd has appeared on MTV and in the Rockette's dressing room. (The latter was more entertaining.)

As we're prepping the second Division & Rush story arc, "The Cult of Low Self-Esteem," it's time to take a break for some news from the comics world.

Over at ChicagoNow's sister site, the Los Angeles Times, their "Hero Complex" blog has an interview with DC's Diane Nelson (DC Entertainment President) and Geoff Johns (Chief Creative Officer)... and a bomb was dropped:


No attribution on if Nelson or Johns actually said something about it, but there it is.  On the record.  I've been hearing rumors that this was being discussed for quite some time.  And I'm going to let you in a little secret:

If you were to go to the Warner's employment site, click on search openings and then select DC Comics as a unit, you're not going to find any jobs posted.  DC usually has at least one or two jobs posted.  Want to know what a company's planning?  Take a look at who they're hiring.

I first noticed this around the beginning of July, so near as I can tell, DC hasn't had a new job posted in about a month.  This would be consistent with a company getting ready to pull up stakes and switch cities.  You don't hire somebody to fire them a month later, you get a temp.

And maybe they're still trying to make up their minds if they're moving and HR just cleared the decks while waiting.

And maybe this is all just a coincidence.

Ian Fleming wrote in the novel, Goldfinger, "Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago.  Once is happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  The third time is enemy action."

Where I'm sitting in Chicago, that empty job board is happenstance, the LA Time piece in coincidence and I'm waiting for an official announcement about enemy action.

(Hat tip to Heidi at Comicsbeat for noticing the Times piece.)

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