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THE LAW IS A ASS #303: MILLIE BECOMES A MODEL PRISONER

millie_the_model_by_hectorrubilar-d6x3eq7Blame my friend Hurricane Heeran for this one. I do.

He wanted me to write about the legal aspects of Models, Inc. # 2. I told him that I hadn’t read the comic, as the series didn’t sound the least bit interesting to me. Here’s how Marvel Comics described Models, Inc.“Fashion Week is always a hectic time for models, and this year is no exception. Between escaped wolves, robbery attempts, and…

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How Marvel Became the Envy (and Scourge) of Hollywood

Ike Perlmutter and his legendary, ah, frugality… This article first appeared in the August 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Martha Thomases: Superheroes Attack New Markets

Female ThorThis is a great time for the business side of American comics. Sales are higher than they’ve been for decades, at least in terms of dollars.

(It’s true that in the 1940s many titles sold millions of copies apiece. Those were different times.)

According to the article cited in the link, only titles featuring Batman and Spider-Man consistently sell more than 100,000 an issue. It’s true that…

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TWEEKS: Making the Tough Decisions for #SDCC

We know this is totally a #FirstWorldProblem, but getting one’s schedule set for Comic Con is really stressful.  

Dennis O’Neil: Happy, Happy Batday Baby…

batdaySo look! We have a new holiday. I don’t know exactly where to slot this one in the holiday calendar (and surely such a thing must exist) – probably somewhere south of all those presidents among the feasts that don’t actually embody a human need but are celebrated because someone said they should be. Not up there with Christmas or Easter, which are actually about something.

I refer, of course (of…

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Mike Gold: Comics Without Pictures

Honey WEstHoney West and T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat, by Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh • Moonstone Books, 180 pages • $6.99 paperback, $5.99 digital

Way, way back in the early-1960s, the Chicago Sunday Tribunehad a separate section devoted entirely to books. Books, as Craig Ferguson explains frequently, are bound collections of sequentially numbered pieces of paper called “pages” that are, in…

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Who Are The Top 20 Vampires in Books?

Vampires have been and will always be a wonderful creature that runs through the pages of comic books, graphic novels and literary books, but these few stand out as some of the best of the lot. Of course choosing vampires in literature is always a daunting task, and as such, is entirely subjective.

1. Lestat from The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
Anne Rices Vampire Lestat 1Lestat de Lioncourt from Anne Rice’s Vampire…

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Emily S. Whitten: The Con-Runner’s Guide to the Galaxy

DiscworldSince my column on DashConwas published last week, I’ve been contacted by several people who inquired about how to start or run a fan convention. So I figured it might be a good time to share a portion of the experience and knowledge I have gained about con-running over the years, in the form of this column and an incredibly long document that will clearly illustrate to anyone who hasn’t picked…

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Box Office Democracy: “The Purge: Anarchy”

Last year I reviewed the original Purge movie on my own blog and my chief complaints were that the movie was intellectually lazy for not exploring more of the complexities of the setting and for being so short that there was no time for any kind of real narrative.  The Purge: Anarchyleaves practically no stone unturned in examining what kind of culture would emerge around the idea of annual…

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What Heidi Said. (Also Batteries, Water, and Granola Bars.) #SDCC

Do not ever plan to get some last minute task done at this show, like making a slideshow for your panel or finishing your mini-comic!

You just won’t do it! Trust me on this.

So, you have only 48 hours to finish everything.

via SDCC 2014: The One Indispensible Piece of Advice You Must Know To Survive Comic-Con! — The Beat.

Less for me, I fly out tomorrow. I’m doomed.

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