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July 23, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Johanna Draper Carlson on Mixtape #5. Rob Clough on Bad For You. Todd Klein on Aquaman #32. Grant Goggans on Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Rob McMonigal on Lok Zine #5 and Paper Crush #4. Robert Loss on This One Summer.

* J. Caleb Mozzocco pulverizes a bunch of weird, catty and sort of untenable jokes floated in what sounds like a pretty navel-gazing product from DC Comics. I have no idea why anyone uses a creative platform that way. It's basically just turning office gossip into art, which seems to me an incredibly weird and unpleasant way to make art.

* here's a nice report on the Portland 'Zine Symposium. With Dylan Williams gone, I'm kind of unclear as to how much the 'zine and comics worlds cross over in a more significant sense than a few people like to hang out in both. There was a moment about five years ago when I thought that there might be a resurgence in that world as it pertains to comics. I have no idea where we'll be five years from now.

* finally, Don MacPherson writes about superhero underwear -- the kind that's licensed to people in this world, not the kind worn by superheroes in their worlds.
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