* want to hear something odd? In the last two weeks I've had two people that live on opposite coasts tell me that the only reason they regularly visit their local comics shop is to buy new issues of Usagi Yojimbo. That's pretty good for a comic that's been running for 25 years. With the news that will roll out in the form of a post here in 20 minutes or so about the loss of sales in comics shops this May compared to last May, that double-testimony struck me as a nice tribute to the power of serial comics literature when it's done right.
* Don MacPherson, the comics business news and analysis site ICv2.com and Sean Kleefeld all look at yesterday's mainstream comics publishing news story/publicity-driven event so I don't have to.