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December 28, 2017

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image * Alex Hoffman on Spinning. Tony Isabella on a bunch of current comics. Tom Kuser on Cartoon County. Tegan O'Neil on Morton: A Cross-Country Rail Journey. Craig Fischer on Providence #12. Joe McCulloch on Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories. Geoff Lapid on Rumble #1.

* Maria Russo profiles Loren Long. Jennifer Brookland profiles Dwane Powell.

* this collection of back-and-forth conversation on-line about recent Marvel publishing decisions intrigues upon reading. Marvel seems too weak a publisher right now within the expectations of its own milieu to make anything a success -- comics companies of a certain type used to have the luxury of letting ideas and approaches ferment because the sales bottom was relatively high. Those days are gone. The idea that you want to reap the benefits of a diverse publishing slate without taking on the obvious challenges of what that strategy brings to a corporate-entertainment publisher seems uniquely comics to me.

* big-time cartoon collection up for sale. Hard to believe the claim that no museum would take them.

* Oliver Sava introduces an X-Men: Grand Design preview.

* finally: Mark Evanier writes not once but twice on the passing of Vic Lockman.
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