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August 3, 2010

(Very) Brief News Story Updates: Friends Of Lulu, Ghost Rider, OneManga

A smattering of brief, almost single-sentence updates to evolving stories have flashed across the Internet in the last few days:

Friends Of Lulu Secures Interim Board
Good news for the potential survival of the decade-plus old comics reading advocacy group posted at Occasional Superheroine: Valerie D'Orazio, the organization's most recent past president who was kind of left holding the door open for a new group of offices that never arrived, was able to announce four interim officers. The four, given first names only in the announcement, will hold the offices of Interim Treasurer, Interim Director of Communications, Interim Membership Secretary and Interim Recording Secretary. D'Orazio had previously announced that if movement was not made in the direction of resuscitating the organization, she would take steps towards dissolution.

***** Removes Scans
According to a brief and informative post at the CBR news blog Robot 6, the notorious scanlation site removed all scans from their site by an agreed-upon deadline. A flurry of scan posting activity between the announcement of the removal and the removal itself had put the outcome somewhat in doubt. The site will continue to post lists and series information not linked directly into scans. A consortium of publishers have started to target sites like in an attempt to reduce the reach of the fan-driven versions of their source material, a move that has some questioning whether or not it's possible to make a dent in their availability. Scans found at were at the top of several google searches for various popular manga.


Friedrich Ghost Rider Case Continues In Federal Court
The Gary Friedrich case seeking to secure the copyright to the Ghost Rider character currently published and controlled by Marvel will continue in federal court, says the writer's attorney Charles S. Kramer. The lawyer claims a recent court ruling against Friedrich only hurt the case's progression in state court. Further, he claims that the federal portion of their lawsuit was always "the main part of our case."
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