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August 9, 2016

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Johanna Draper Carlson on Private Beach.

* not comics: it's good that Joe Simon and Jack Kirby get credit for their creation and very discouraging when they don't or when it's not easy for them to get this simple acknowledgment. Although, correct me if I'm wrong, they had Steve Rogers as a Lower East Side kid, not from Brooklyn.

* Emma Lawson profiles Tove Jansson. Elissa Gershowitz talks to Team March.

* here's video of Jason Shiga showing off a calculator he made with paper and pen.

* not comics: Ty Templeton sees the Suicide Squad movie. Oh, and there's a Luke Cage trailer here that pops up and starts running immediately.

* this week we celebrate the start of a great creative run by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and a handful of others that transformed pop culture. I'm always hesitant to observe the anniversary of that first issue because I think the sustained run was what changed things, not a thunderclap of a single book. In the same way, I'm reluctant to afford Marvel conceptual power as opposed to what was executed on the page. These are old-man issues, though. That's a fun comic.

* finally, what a cool panel.
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