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August 25, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Michael Cavna profiles Darrin Bell's tribute to Robin Williams in Candorville.

image* Jason T. Miles profiles Eroyn Franklin. Chris Schweizer talks to Lucy Bellwood. Rob McMonigal profiles Matt Dembicki, Katie Sekelsky and Renee French.

* not comics: I've seen weirder, but not much weirder.

* this is an effective little moving-element advertisement for the forthcoming, Internet-darling Batgirl rework. It reminds me of the first time they started using moving head shots on football line-up inserts into televised games. I have to imagine this will be a normal thing from now on, or at least has that potential.

* not comics: I don't pay a ton of attention to the Marvel movies, but I sort of liked this article about a day in location shooting for the Ant-Man movie. I didn't even know it was going to be a period piece; at least I assume from those photos that it's a period piece.

* this article about strange DCU "universes" strikes me as an appropriate response to what the writer Grant Morrison and his various co-creators are doing with that Multiversity series that's coming out right now. I was kind of bored by the first issue -- it didn't have that extra, on-edge element that Morrison's best projects seem to exude in spades -- but Morrison is always worth paying attention to and I'm sure there will be a lot of fun moments in that series as it works its way across various permutations of that company's characters.

* no one loves the Monarch of Menace.

* finally, what a fun scene in a comic full of equally entertaining scenes, the Yotsuba&! series by Kiyohiko Azuma.
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