* another missive on survivors from a war already lost: the Baltimore Sunhas announced plans to close what was at one time a giant in the independent weekly field, Baltimore's City Paper. That was once one of the bellwethers for success in syndication for alt-weekly strips. Derf takes note.
* The Beatshows off some of the art from the three-page comics Marvel will be using to explain their characters in forthcoming comics. When I was a kid I always liked reverse-engineering these complicated narratives, but I also liked throwing acorns at things and poking dead animals with a stick.
* not comics: watched the lego Batman movie the other night and shouldn't the character Forge in the X-Men comics be a lot more fun?