Well, earlier today when it was announced that the DC Entertainment was keeping the comic book division in New York City and moving the digital and multimedia divisions, lots of people yawned and complained about the non-news.
And then more details started coming out and the non-news became more and more ominous with each announcement.
First, DC Entertainment confirmed that the WildStorm and Zuda lines were being shut down.
Now, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, President of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson has confirmed that as a result of the reorganization, 20% of the 250 people who work at DC Entertainment will be laid off. That's 50 people who are now out of work.
This is sad news, which, unforunately, is the reality when companies reorganize and restructure. We know a lot of talented, hardworking people at DC Comics, and hope for the best for all of them.
UPDATE: Upon further inspection, we noticed that the 20% figure is not a quote from Diane Nelson, but was written in the LA Times blog as fact without being directly attributed to anyone from DC. So based on the LA Times as the source of the number, and with no one at DC confirming a number to the layoffs, we are prepared to say that it isn't necessarily fact. While there will very likely be more layoffs, there's been no annoucement about who, what, or how many there will be, if any at all.
As always, when we know more, you will too.