- “As near as I can tell, throughout DC Comics’ more than 75-year history, the publisher has only ever hired two black women writers on monthly titles: Felicia Henderson on Teen Titans and Angela Robinson on The Web, both in 2009. … That said, they are potentially doing better than their principal competition: Try as I might, I cannot find a single black woman who has ever written a monthly ongoing comic for Marvel in the publisher’s history.” Joseph Hughes talks about the lack of Black comics writers at Marvel and DC both right now and historically. Christopher “Jim Owsley” Priest on why his being stereotyped as a “Black writer” made him leave comics, racism in the comics industry, the uphill struggle to get comics fans to try “Black” books, the viability of Black superheroes and how to get Black people to read them.
- DC has responded to backlash over their hiring of anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for the new Superman: “As content creators we steadfastly support freedom of expression, however the personal views of individuals associated with DC Comics are just that — personal views — and not those of the company itself.”
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- Geek Rage Go! Terry Deary says that libraries are no longer relevant: “People have to make the choice to buy books. People will happily buy a cinema ticket to see Roald Dahl‘s Matilda, and expect to get the book for free. It doesn’t make sense.” I personally find this entire article enraging.
- Nerdology.com’s “Creighton” asks why don’t we remake books like we do movies and TV shows, apart from adding “with zombies” to the title? He’s got a point.
- If you’re not convinced the nonsensical “parsecs” comment was just an error: How the Star Wars Kessel Run Turns Han Solo Into a Time Traveler
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- The lost art of keeping a secret: Are big budget games losing their mystery in the face of aggressive marketing?
- There is a new Batman Arkham game coming later this year! No word on title or release date yet, but Superhero Hype has the details on the reveal.
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