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February 27, 2015


Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* early-bird hotels (further away from the con, no refund, but easier to get and nail down) for Comic-Con International are available now. I believe I already have a room, or I'd be tempted to do this. As I get older, there's really little difference for me where I spend the night if it's not one of the super-convenient hotels right across the street from the convention center. I've stayed up to an hour away from the show in past years, and I probably will again at some point.

image* Ng Suat Tong on Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen. Greg McElhatton on Gotham Academy #5. Doug Zawisza on Fantastic Four #643. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Sweatshop.

* the Bill Schelly bio of Harvey Kurtzman is excerpted here.

* I usually get a couple of notes from people when an article about the gender or orientation of a comic book character hits the comics-oriented sites, but this is the first time I can remember when both e-mails I got wondered why it isn't completely not extraordinary for a character to be oriented any way the writers and editors want them to be, particularly just a few years after a universe-wise reboot. I don't have a great answer for that.

* Steve Morris talks to Matt Kindt. Dave Richards talks to Haden Blackman. Matt Badham talks to Chris Doherty.

* not comics: I would imagine this is something a lot of people would want.

* I always find these body-type exercises fascinating, even when I'm not engaged with the specific issues involved.

* finally, Tom Bondurant suggests some snow-day comics. I think the last time I sought out an "escapist" type comic for just that purpose, I ended up with the High Society book from the Cerebus series and the Smax mini-series from a few years back. Anyway, it's a kind of comic that comics does very well.
 
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