I just saw the news that Karen Berger, the Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of Vertigo since its inception, is leaving. This is devastating news for Vertigo, the independent imprint of DC comics that has put out titles such as Sandman, Preacher, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Y: the Last Man, Fables, the Unwritten, etc.
Vertigo has been my favorite comics publisher since I started reading comics. The loss of Berger, combined with other changes DC has made to Vertigo, does not bode well for the imprint's future. Hopefully, other companies like Image, Dark Horse, etc can pick up the slack of cutting-edge, amazing creator-owned comics.