Shelly Bond
Shelly Bond at the 2014 WonderCon
Spouse(s)Philip Bond (m. 2000)

Shelly Bond (née Shelly Roeberg) is an American comic book editor, known for her two decades at DC Comics' Vertigo (DC Comics) imprint, for which she was executive editor from 2013 to 2016.


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Bond was hired as assistant editor one month after Vertigo was formed, by Karen Berger, editor of the imprint. She was promoted to executive editor and vice president of Vertigo Comics in 2013, taking the place of Berger.[1][2][3] In April 2016, DC announced that they had let Bond go after restructuring.[4] Bond launched Black Crown, a new imprint of IDW telling stories connected to a fictional English pub, in October 2017.[5] Black Crown was shut down by IDW in 2019.[6] Since then, Bond has compiled several projects with a variety of artists, funding them on Kickstarter.[7]

Personal life

She is married to artist Philip Bond, with whom she has a son.[8]


  1. ^ Reid, Calvin (December 19, 2012). "DC Comics Names Shelly Bond to Head Vertigo". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Shelly Bond Promoted to Executive Editor of Vertigo". Comic Book Resources. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  3. ^ Shivener, Rich (2014-04-11). "Shelly Bond Leads DC's Vertigo Line Into a New Era". Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  4. ^ Ching, Albert (April 21, 2016). "DC Comics 'Restructuring' Vertigo Imprint, Announces Shelly Bond's Departure". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "SDCC '17: Shelly Bond's Fall Launch of "Black Crown" Has Three Titles Dated". The Beat. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  6. ^ "Black Crown: A Look Back at Shelly Bond's IDW Imprint". 29 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Mixcloud".
  8. ^ "Shelly Bond » Thought Bubble - Leeds' Comic Art Festival: 1st – 6th November 2016". Retrieved 2016-09-30.