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December 31, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* my brother that reads comics with some devotion is four years older than me, so he got first choice as to "his" comics. This meant that I accrued some significant affection for comics that outpace my appraisal of how good they were. I enjoyed a lot of what Elfquest did. I liked that her characters were good, broad actors; I liked the very tiny world that it offered up just in terms of numbers of civilizations on hand; I enjoyed how much of its initial fantasy story had nothing to do with spiritual evil or war. I started to lose interest right around the issue depicted here, but that's a good pretty run considering it only came out a few times a year. The wait between issues seemed like forever.

* Michael Buntag on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 5. Paul O'Brien on Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe. Richard Bruton on Pimo And Rex, Time To Shine, Boo and Megazine #343.

* Happy Jessmas.

* Kelly Thompson picks 25 Favorite Female Characters. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around favorite characters as its own distinct thing, so this was a fun list for me to read. Here's a similar piece focusing on new characters.

* not comics: this Copra t-shirt looks nice.

* not comics: R. Kikuo Johnson draws Stephen Hawking.

* finally, I'm not sure that Johanna Draper Carlson's reason why Mark Waid isn't working for DC is the real reason Mark Waid isn't working for DC, but it's an interesting post as a critic making a strong distinction between the DC and Marvel lines as currently constituted.
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