* this Spider-Man comic looks really cute. Part of me think that these kinds of comics might be harder for a company like Marvel to do because they're always doing variations and restarts in their regular line. That's probably nonsense, though.
* here's a total treat: Fantagraphics is allowing The Comics Journal to republish the Jules Feiffer introduction from their edition of The Great Comic Book Heroes. Feiffer has a graphic novel coming out, so it works as PR, and that whole book and particularly Feiffer's writing -- it was originally a Playboy article -- is one of the seminal events in talking about comics as we understand that to be done now. Anyway, it's a fun read, the way that it's fun to read people grappling with ideas for basically the first time.