Marie Javins
Area(s)Writer, Editor, Colourist
Notable works
Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik: One Woman's Solo Misadventures Across Africa, 3-D World Tour and Atlas, Best in Tent Camping New Jersey

Marie Javins (/ˈvɪnz/;[1] born April 22, 1966) is an American comic book editor, comic book colorist, and travel writer known for her long association with Marvel Comics and the Teshkeel Media Group. As of 2020, Javins is editor-in-chief of DC Comics.


Javins attended Antioch College and interned at Marvel Comics and Epic Comics. After graduation, she was hired as an editorial assistant and secretary for Mark Gruenwald. Javins became a full editor at Marvel and Epic Comics in the early nineties,[2] editing projects such as Akira, Groo, and Alex Ross's Earth X. She also colored more than 2,000 pages.

In 2001 Javins left Marvel to launch an around-the-world online project called[3] She circumnavigated the globe twice, documenting her journeys extensively.

She subsequently worked with the Teshkeel Media Group as the series editor of The 99.[4]

After a shakeup at Warner Media in August 2020, she became the co-editor-in-chief, with Michele R. Wells, for DC Comics.[5]

In November 2020, Javins was named sole editor-in-chief of DC Comics.[6]


  1. ^ "Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV – DC in Conversation"
  2. ^ Messer, Kate X. (May 12, 1995). "Crossing the Lines". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Edelstein, David Adam (March 7, 2007). "Marie Javins, "Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik"". The WELL. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  4. ^ Al Garf, Mohammed (May 10, 2010). "Bahrain's first superhero". Gulf Daily News. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "DC's new "eSports" publisher, Pam Lifford's plans and more fallout from Bloodbath Monday". 11 August 2020.
  6. ^ "DC Comics Promotes Marie Javins to Editor-in-Chief". 9 November 2020.


Preceded byBob Harras Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics 2020–present Succeeded bycurrent