* the retailer Mike Sterling writes about the difficulties of ordering comics with all of these variant and bonus covers. He doesn't sound bitter or angry or anything, but I sure wouldn't want that job.
* Sean Howe's tumblr in support of his Marvel book has been pretty consistently great in terms of digging stuff up that's both familiar yet hasn't been seen in quite that form. Like I know this cover, I bought that comic for $2 at a flea market in northern Indiana, but I haven't seen the process steps that are included here.
* Abhay Khosla suggests that audience expectations maybe don't need to be lectured away.