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June 14, 2015

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* congratulations to Leon Avelino on his new marriage. I wish the newly-wedded couple every happiness, and I'm sure everyone that knows the Secret Acres co-publisher wishes the same.

image* Jeremy Nisen appreciates Cartozia Tales. Rob Clough on various comics and some more various comics. John Kane on a bunch of different comics. J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of different comics.

* Sean Kleefeld suggests that in lieu of real-world realationships, comic strips can be used to give us a taste of perspectives not our own.

* I will never tired of the berserk qualities of a lot of Golden Age comics material. I can't imagine how lurid work like this must have seen in a time that is so much less visually overloaded than ours is.

* not comics: a lot of folks are still passing around this blog post -- or the clickbait rewrites -- for Ursula Leguin's latest thoughts about as an overwhelming commercial force. I think what you do with this information is going to vary greatly by person, but I think there's great virtue in thinking about the implications of your work as a commoedity plugged into system that only has commodification as a value.

* I have a weak sport for little, gathered-together galleries of superhero imagery.

* the team at Comix Experience has recorded one of their ordering sessions. You have to have a pretty deep interest in how comics shops work to be interested in that one, but I can imagine people for whom this will be an eye-opener.

* not comics: Jerry Smith salutes a cosplaying Martian Manhunter.

* the writer Sean T. Collins gives us a glimpse at one of his Grand Unified Theories, using an unpopular 1990s Green Lantern storyline as a springboard.

* Aidan Johnston talks to Nina Bunjevac.

* finally, all best wishes and continued health to writer Warren Ellis.
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