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January 19, 2018

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Frank Young on How To Read Nancy. Cheryl Lynn Eaton on Mary Worth and serial drama comic strips -- an older piece that popped up in my twitter feed. Jessica Plummer on Iron Fist.

* this is an interesting piece of news, that DC Comics looks like it will be taking a deep dive into gathering up all the various properties that Alan Moore made and to which they have some claim. So much for the last vestiges of their ineffectual firewall. I wish they would uphold the spirit of at least one of their agreements with the writer, if only for novelty's sake. I don't understand why they're doing this in that these are good characters that don't hold a lot of market oomph. They're basically pissing off future and current talent for the sake of like 800 more copies sold and conceivably a chance at a slightly better story. In life more generally we've reached a kind of end of the world scramble after pennies and nickels, so at least this move fits the spirit of the time.

* not comics; critics only have the power you afford them.

* finally: Kyle Hotz draws Marvel's King Asshole Dad, Norman Osborn.
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