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May 2, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* the MoCCA Festival claims a 1000-person increase in attendance after a year where anecdotal evidence from a variety of people on the ground was going in the direction of this being a sparsely-attended show compared to years past.

image* John Jackson Miller looks at 29 years of Avengers comic book sales history.

* Matt Seneca on Lincoln Washington: Free Man #1. Brandon Soderberg on My Friend Dahmer. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Huntress: Year One. Sean Gaffney on Negima! Magister Negi Magi Vol. 34. Don MacPherson on Optic Nerve #12.

* here's that Grant Morrison in Playboy piece. And here's that Flannery O'Connor in Paris Review piece.

* Brigid Alverson talks to Sam Costello.

* Graeme McMillan casts a suspicious eye over a new Devil's Due and the way they're approaching the debts of the old Devil's Due. I think McMillan has a point that paying what one owes is what a publisher should do without having to call a lot of attention to it.

* here's word of a Frank Miller show in Paris.

* Daniel Best takes a look at Todd McFarlane's emergence from bankruptcy, how much it cost the cartoonist/toymaker, and how much of that money went to the Neil Gaiman legal tussle.

* I somehow missed that Jen Vaughn was apparently hired by Fantagraphics, which I guess is a little bit weird considering that she was hired for their PR/marketing department. Then again, I miss a lot of stuff.

* finally, a bit of not-comics: the battle between and the book industry continues.
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