“Analysis: Disney-Marvel Deal Brings Changes”: I’ve tried avoiding putting Marvel/Disney news in these little link-blogging posts I do, since a) chances are you’ve read most of ‘em or seen ‘em linked to elsewhere already and b) I’m kinda sick of the topic myself for the time being, but I thought this piece from Adweek was well worth pointing out, if only because the headline is pretty much as generic as a headline can get.
I am shocked and appalled at USA Today’s book critics: This list labeled “Our critics can’t wait to read these” includes a single graphic novel, and it’s the adaptation of World War Z*. Don’t they know what a potentially astounding fall publishing season this is gonna be?
What Would Stardust, The Super-Wizard Do?: That’s a question “Crap Archivist” Alan Scherstuh thinks people in the business world are better off asking than what Spider-Man’s oath or Green Lantern’s patrol schedule can teach them about business. Scherstuh slaps down 2008 book How To Be a Business Superhero and gives it a good kicking in this post.
“It’s not even racism. It’s mathematics”: David Brothers responds to Tom Brevoort’s “whenever your leads are white American males, you’ve got a better chance of reaching more people overall” comment from earlier in the week.
“I’m not Frederick H. Moral Relativism or anything, but I’m pretty sure that when your Glowing Green Space-Cop is losing the moral high ground to the…Punisher, there’s a problem with your story”: Invincible Super-Blogger and the comics blogosphere’s leading expert of Bring It On direct-to-DVD sequels Crhis Sims responds to Cry For Justice’s torture scene a lot more elegantly (and humorously) than I did, in the course of reviewing his weekly purchases.
*Is it an adaptation, or a new comic book branded with the same name as the original book? I don’t know. Commenter Alan points out that it sounds like new material below.