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May 27, 2010

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* oh, you poor man.

image* the cartoonist Nick Bertozzi is celebrating his 40th birthday and the ten years since his Xeric-aided Boswash was published to give us a webcomics version of that fold-out effort. I didn't get him anything.

* my blogging betters: The writer and comics historian Mark Evanier has unearthed an article on Al Capp by one of his former assistants. Blogger Prime Neilalien digs up a Mr. A parody by Dave Sim.

* "I'm the best there is at what I do and what I do is -- BWA-HA-HA-HA!"

* the writer and cultural historian Jeet Heer produces a preview of the historical material in the new Little Orphan Annie collection. Jeet's writing on Little Orphan Annie is the only comics scholarship my mom follows.

* manga Garfield. Sort of.

* as promised, Ben Morse has listed his five favorite Avengers. No one that was a member of the Fantastic Four before issue #200 is a second-stringer by any measure, Ben.

image* GeekDad is featuring a two-page comics story from the great Stan Sakai.

* the writer and sage advice-giver of the Internet Kurt Busiek talks up The Hero Initiative. Ironically, it may be their limitations in how much help they can provide that may have granted them a second look from a lot of people. Not Kurt, though -- he was there since the beginning.

* the eternal question: Meatloaf or Mama Cass?

* finally, Gary Tyrrell provides a preview of Ted Rall's latest journalistic journey.
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