* J. Caleb Mozzocco recommends a quartet of comics from the two big mainstream superhero comics publishers that are both good and not tied into overlapping, tedious continuity in a way that leads to a better reading experience. I had such a brain-frying meltdown the last two times I went to a comics shop it's an article I'll keep in mind. Once the mainstream series became untethered from regular creator pairings in addition to constantly restarting with permutations of the same few names, I became completely lost in keeping track of titles. I'm not suggesting this is a bad thing for me or those companies -- I think a lot of folks project their own tastes and habits as the ideal ones -- but I'm sure there other folks out there like me.
* Qiana Whitted has a nice, short piece up here on a pair of comics scenes I would never have thought of pairing together.
* not comics: if you're in the industry news business or interested in the industry news business, I bet there's something here in terms of research about how people consume digital media that's worth it for you to examine.
* finally, this list from the occasional writer about comics Sean Kleefeld suggests what a rich life one can have in terms of attending physical events related to comics, particularly if you're in a big city and wiliing/able to inviest in some regional travel.