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September 23, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* here's someone writing about making money almost solely through comics shows.

image* Richard Bruton on Tales From Scene City Issue 3: Babezilla Part 1. Joe Gordon on The Hartlepool Monkey, Filmish: Food On Film and Goddamn This War. Evan Henry on Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1. Evan Henry on Sidekick #2. Brian Gardeds on Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant.

* these occasional pieces on the FPI blog asking that material be considered for translation are kind of fun, even when you have no idea what it is they're talking or even very little interest in what you're seeing.

* Alex Dueben talks to Charles Forsman, Arthur de Pins, Fiona Staples and Kazu Kibuishi. Marc Mason talks to Eric Trautman on the occasion of his having left the Red Sonja book, in five parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Kristen Korvette talks to Shannon O'Leary. Brian Truitt talks to Ed Brubaker.

* Bob Temuka on writing fan fiction.

* Bart Croonenborghs compares and contrasts two heavyweight comics heroes with distinguished publishing pedigrees.

* here's a list of Marvel's licensed comics from the "Bronze Age," which I take to mean 1970 to the mid-1980s or so -- the breaking-off point tends to be either the Big Superhero Story Re-Set Button series Crisis On Infinite Earths or Watchmen. The comics listed are a reminder just how much companies can depend on work like that. In many cases it was a solid gig for some veteran comics-makers, too, which isn't something anyone should discount. Of course, there is a line of argument that without Star Wars comics, Marvel and perhaps the entire American comic book industry may have ceased to exist.

* I haven't seen any Kelly Thompson reviews in a while, so I was happy to see this piece on the Batwoman creative-team change over at DC Comics.

* finally, how comic books had an effect on the history of rap.
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