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June 15, 2015

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on Angie Bongiolatti. Robert Boyd on Nat. Brut #5 and Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America. Brianne Reeves on Springheeled Jack. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Exquisite Corpse. Abhay Khosla on a few comics he's read recently.

* not comics: Nimona to animation. That one should work very well in animated form.

* I like the John Constantine character, and I like that aspect of his character. It seems more broadly played in the excerpt (the light-hearted inner dialogue) than I think it would have been in the comics with the character I read as a kid, but that's something I would imagine adheres more closely to the character as he's become refashioned and reblended into the DC superhero universe. I had not been aware they blew that off for the TV version.

* Andrew Weiss on the Atari Force character nobody liked. I remember teen-me hating that guy, too.

* Bully discusses Marvel crediting the creators of certain characters. It's not perfect -- there are characters that aren't credited this way, the creation of characters that use an accrual of characteristics over decades is a fair thing to call into question, and some of the assignments might be problematic, but I'd rather be having this discussion than one about creator credit being used as a tool to disperse funds or all the other potential pitfalls. Keep going, Marvel.

* Nancy Kahlo.

* I've come to greatly appreciate these lengthy personal notes from Evan Dorkin as to the current state of his career. There's a balanced portrait there in terms of the ups and downs of maintaing a long-running freelance career.

* finally, there is something genius-y about an event where you can set adventures told in a comic sold at an event about toys exclusive to the event.
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