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February 14, 2016

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Todd Klein on Resident Alien Vol. 3, Ragnarok: Last God Standing and The Autumnlands #8. Sean Gaffney on One Piece Vol. 77. John Kane on a bunch of different comics. Henry Chamberlain on Fante Bukowski. Bob Temuka on Love & Rockets: New Stories #8. J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of different comics. Michael Buntag on Lulu Anew. Jerry Smith on Star Wars #14. Alex Hoffman on The Beauty Theorem. Andy Oliver on Off Life. James Whitbrook on The Vision. Tom Murphy on Hax.

* Jeff Lemire talks to Matt Kindt. Meagan Damore talks to Mark Waid.

* here's a long Facebook essay arguing that the Batgirl title lost sales momentum because of an editorial choice to kill a cover out of step with the current direction of the comics. I'm not sure how opting away from a jarringly different cover is best seen as a break in momentum, and don't understand the confidence in the causation elements of these numbers more generally, but it's intriguing to me that comics culture still insists on having this debate.

* the latter two posts from Library of American Comics about strip advertising have posted: here and here.

* Patrick O'Connell has been hired by Dynamite to be its sales manager. He was previously at DC Comics.

* finally, Orrin C. Evans is profiled.
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