Shelly Bond (born Shelly Roeberg on September 25) is an American comic book editor, known for her two decades at DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, for which she was executive editor from 2013 to 2016.

Life & CareerEdit

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] While working at Vertigo, she met artist Philip Bond, with whom she is now married and has a son.[4]

In April 2016, DC announced that they had let Bond go after restructuring.[5] Bond launched Black Crown, a new imprint of IDW telling stories connected to a fictional English pub, in October 2017.[6]


  1. Reid, Calvin. "DC Comics Names Shelly Bond to Head Vertigo", Publishers' Weekly. Published 19 Dec 2012.
  2. "Shelly Bond Promoted to Executive Editor of Vertigo", Comic Book Resources. Published 19 Dec 2012.
  3. Shivener, Rich. "Shelly Bond Leads DC’s Vertigo Line Into a New Era", Publishers' Weekly. Published 11 Apr 2014.
  4. "Shelly Bond » Thought Bubble - Leeds' Comic Art Festival: 1st – 6th November 2016", Thought Bubble Festival.
  5. Ching, Albert. "DC Comics 'Restructuring' Vertigo Imprint, Announces Shelly Bond's Departure", Comic Book Resources. Published 21 Apr 2016.
  6. Eskey, Nicholas. "SDCC ’17: Shelly Bond’s Fall Launch of “Black Crown” Has Three Titles Dated", Comics Beat. Published 22 Jul 2017.