* Corey Blake bemoans the relative lack of diversity in the efforts of market leaders Marvel and DC. I'm sympathetic to the points being made, although in the end I tend to be confused by these sorts of criticisms, I think because for me this kind of material tends to fail in a lot of different ways and not just -- or even primarily -- this one.
* J. Caleb Mozzocco on two moments in one of those Red Lantern comics, where one of them is cool and one of them isn't. The thing I can't figure out is how a comic where people vomit blood on other people and make testicle jokes isn't at least entertaining to me. Because I read that comic, and it was kind of a chore.