AfterShock Comics Makes Its First Editorial Hire, Snagging Marvel’s Christina Harrington
I’ve been slowly falling in love with AfterShock Comics, which has proven itself as a formidable force in indie comics, attracting quality talent and giving some of my favorite female creators the space to create extraordinary creator-owned work that’s outside the scope of what they’d usually do for the Big Two. Now, they’ve hired Christina Harrington as their new managing editor to further grow the publisher.
Harrington comes from Marvel Comics, where she was an editor in the X-Men office for three years working on titles like Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Men Red. She has an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and according to an official statement, “loves iced coffee and good cheese, and believes there’s no such thing as too many comics.”
“I’m excited to start the next step of my career with AfterShock,” Harrington says. “Comic books hold a special place in my heart, and to be able to contribute to the history of beloved comic book publishers is a real dream come true–especially since I get to work alongside the rest of this great publishing team at AfterShock.”
AfterShock Co-Founder and EIC Mike Marts is equally thrilled to have her join the team. “Christina was a brilliant hire for me at Marvel, and she’ll no doubt be instrumental to AfterShock’s continued success. Her editorial skills are some of the best I’ve come across and we’re extremely lucky to have her joining us as AfterShock’s Managing Editor.”
It’s exciting to know that this publisher, which has already given a platform female creators like Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts) and Amanda Conner (Superzero), has hired a woman as its first editorial hire and will hopefully allow her to bring even more marginalized voices into comics, or provide a necessary counterpoint to the majority-male voices on the company’s creator list.
Congratulations, Ms. Harrington! I’m looking forward to seeing how AfterShock will evolve under your guidance.
(image: AfterShock Comics)
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