After decimating its sales department in 2020, DC has hired a new Director of Sales: Spencer Simpson, who posted his new position on his LinkedIn page. Previously Simpson was at BOOM! Studios, where he was Manager, Sales from January 2018 to December 2019 and Director, Sales from January 2020 to May 2021 (see "BOOM! Promotes Two"). Before that he was at Books A Million for almost nine years, spending most of his time there as a Buyer. 

Simpson comes to DC in the aftermath of a series of layoffs in 2020 (see “WarnerMedia Layoffs Hit DC (Again)”) that included several longtime employees who worked with the Direct Market, including VP - Comic Book Specialty and Newsstand Sales Jim Sokolowski; Sales Manager Stuart Schreck, a 20-year DC veteran; Director, Marketing Services Adam Philips (26 years); and Executive Director – Events Fletcher Chu-Fong (18 years).

DC did not provide any information or comment in response to several requests.