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August 1, 2017

Bundled, Tossed, Untied & Stacked: Publishing News

imageI was going to round up some forthcoming comics news but the first thing I saw when I jumped on-line was news of this amazingly depressing-sounding project, so I'm thinking I may quit while I'm ahead.

I spent two days staring at mainstream comics covers this weekend, both my regular trip to the comics shop and for a local comics-makers signing. One thing that surprised me is that Marvel is doing multiple titles featuring villains. In an era the storytelling seems so exhausted, and the other-media efforts have shown the effectiveness of these classic binaries, I'm not sure why you'd waste a villain in their own 32,800-selling comic when they could perhaps more significantly boost a title in partnership with one of the hero characters.

But maybe that's just me.

Hey, at least we're fewer than eight weeks until Now!
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