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May 6, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* the third Iron Man movie opened up to a bunch of money. I wish they would use some of it to provide bonuses to the creators, but I'm not holding my breath. I may talk about that at greater length at some point today or tomorrow. At any rate, Marvel rules movies now. This is interesting for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being that the movie-strategy is one of two great distinguishing characteristics of post-'90s bankruptcy Marvel. The other is smart, high-end, quality licensing deals.

image* Grace O'Connell talks to Aaron Costain. Rob McMonigal talks to Jamal Igle. The Doug Wright Awards people talk to Jesse Jacobs, Tin Can Forest and David Collier.

* not comics: I could watch old footage of thriving mid-20th Century newsrooms all freaking day.

* I enjoyed this bounce back through five-year increments of the X-Men comic book, just to see what changed and when. They really settled into a specific mode of storytelling for about 20 years there.

* Kevin Cortez on The Golem Of Gabirol.

* I liked this piece from Bully on DC purchasing another company's Dr. No story when the movie hit.

* I'm not a fan of the character and he certainly wasn't a part of my childhood in any way, so I think I can say with some fairness that this redesign of He-Man is super-boring. The one thing I think those characters have is a kind of weird, random, fussy, low-grade design quality. They look like fucked-up toys that you find in a random bag of toys at a shitty supermarket when your family is own their way via station wagon to Disney World. This re-design doesn't come anywhere close to that neighborhood of appeal.

* finally, a Milt Gross form letter.
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