Robert "Bob" Greenberger (born July 24, 1958) is an American writer and editor from Fairfield, Connecticut. He has worked as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog Press and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Currently Greenberger works as a freelance writer and editor, and is also an office holder in local politics.
Greenberger was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Edwin L. and Joan Greenberger. He attended Binghamton University, where he wrote and edited for the college newspaper, Pipe Dream, and also interned at the Binghamton Sun-Bulletin.
Following his graduation, he worked as an editor for Comics Scene and Starlog Press until 1984, when he joined DC Comics as an assistant editor. Greenberger was taken on to assist Len Wein and Marv Wolfman by the then DC Vice President/Executive Editor Dick Giordano. The company was then rationalising its output with the major comic book crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths and the guidebook Who's Who in the DC Universe. Based on his work during this period, Greennberger was promoted to editor the following year, being assigned the titles Star Trek, Suicide Squad and Doom Patrol. Under his editorship the DC Comics adaptation of The Motion Picture was released, and Greenberger became involved with the Trek franchise, authoring a number of novels and stories set within the Star Trek universe. He worked at DC until 2000, having risen to the position of Manager-Editorial Operations. During this time, he worked on such titles as Warlord, Lois Lane, Action Comics Weekly, Time Masters, Secret Origins, The Hacker Files and others.
His editorial work on the Star Trek comics led to numerous contributions to the franchise's novel series. In 2001, he and novel editor John J. Ordover developed the seven-book crossover miniseries Gateways. Greenberger wrote the third novel of the series, as well as the concluding novella.
Greenberger left DC in 2000 and joined the online company Gist Communications. This break with the comics industry lasted until 2001, when he joined Marvel Comics as Director-Publishing Operations. Greenberger was hired to work under Joe Quesada, but was let go during a tumultuous reorganization overseen by Bill Jemas. He soon rejoined DC Comics as a Senior Editor for Collected Editions, but was let go from his position in 2006 after a reorganisation at DC and also after a publishing error which saw copies of the Golden Age hawkman Archives printed with pages in the incorrect order. His firing was criticised by comic book writers Peter David and Christopher Priest. Greenberger found work as a freelance writer and editor, working for such companies as Weekly World News, Platinum Studios, scifi.com, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and ComicMix.com, as well as both DC and Marvel. From June 2006 to August 2007, he also served as Managing Editor at Weekly World News.
Greenberger became involved in local politics in his home of Fairfield, Connecticut beginning in 1999, initially as member of the Parking Authority. He served as a Representative to Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting from 2005 to 2009, losing a bid for a third two-year term in 2009.