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September 15, 2015

Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News


By Tom Spurgeon

* I forgot last week to post this impressive-looking cover to future Retrofit publication Future Shock Zero.

* DC has canceled a batch of poor-performing print comics. There's a narrative based on rumors run by various web sites that this fits into a "return to basics" strategy being promoted at DC as a repudiation of some recent narrative flourishes that are more modern than classic. I'm not sure I see that totally with this batch -- and in general DC's line is a bit all over the place, with titles that represent 2015 but also 2011 and also the late '90s generally -- but a DC that is canceling titles is always of interest and if they're going to adhere to bottom line publishing, that's way more important I think than whatever strategy is employed. Another thing that interests me is that if Lobo is being canceled, I wonder about the 2011 rebranding efforts as a general thing.

* finally, this article about a newspaper's comics feature switch is entertaining if only because rarely do editors show this much contempt for departing features.
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