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June 19, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on Love And Rockets: New Stories #6, NoBrow Vols. 7-9 and some other NoBrow-published material. Tom Murphy on Everywhere Antennas. John Seven on The Amateurs. Zainab Akhtar on a new generation of mini-kus! comics.

* this DC dismemberment gallery that was linked-to extensively a few days back still cracks me up.

* Noah Berlatsky writes about how artists -- Marie Severin is a specific example -- were forced to work with the legacy of Steve Ditko's visuals on Marvel's Dr. Strange feature.

* Bob Temuka writes about the difficulties he has drumming up personal interest in what DC has done in its comics with the John Constantine character. That's a good enough that I think even a weak version of it can get over. I preferred the original, panicked, in-over-his-head version in the solo comics as opposed to the confident ass-kicker that a lot the writers did later on, but a character that isn't assured is really hard to maintain for more than a few issues here and there.

* Josh Fialkov reminds that the system by which we ask people to promote their comics has a very strange structure, with no fewer than three different periods where PR might be directed to direct market comics shops.

* Kevin Tang talks to Sam Alden.

* finally, Sean Kleefeld imparts a lesson learned from Chuck Rozanski.
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