Weekend reading: Saturday Morning Webtoons

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J. Bone! J. Torres! Eric Orchard! Agnes Garbowska! All these cartoonists and more can be found at Saturday Morning Webtoons, an all ages comics portal. Among the strips featured:

Explaining Who the Gay Green Lantern Is To Your Non-Comics-Reading Friends

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It’s big news that Green Lantern is now gay, but there appears to be a little (a lot?) of confusion in the general public over which Green Lantern is gay. For that matter, there seems to be some confusion in the general public over how many Green Lanterns there are. You might be getting questions about this from your friends who don’t read comics and you may find this is a little more complicated to explain than you’d first thought. Don’t worry, I’m here for you. This is what you need to explain (or just point them here).

Final volume of BIZENGHAST to come out after all

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As we’ve been noting, of late the ashes of Tokyopop have been stirring, and several volumes that were thought lost are actually coming out in one shape or another. BIZENGHAST #8 by M. Alice “Marty” LeGrow is the latest book to find a new life as a print-to-order book via The Right Stuf and digitally through Graphicly. BIZENGHAST was one of the most successful of all Tokyopop’s homegrown manga (as making it to volume 8 would indicate) and it’s been spun off into an art book, coloring book, novelization, animated shorts, merchandise, and a tabletop role-playing game, according to ICv2.

To Do Tonight: Henry & Glenn Forever Release Party

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Come out and party with the boys from Igloo Tornado tonight as they celebrate the release of a brand spankin’ new Henry & Glenn Forever mini from Microcosm Publishing at LA comics shop The Secret Headquarters.

Lisa Hanawalt joins D&Q lineup with MY DIRTY DUMB EYES

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The very very funny Lisa Hanawalt has joined D&Q’s cartoonist lineup; they’ll publish a collectino of her works called MY DIRTY DUMB EYES in Spring 2013. The book will collect her various comics for Vanity Fair, The Hairpin, and so on. You will laugh and laugh.

Final two HARVEST teasers: where are your kidneys?

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Image has released the last two teasers for HARVEST, a new miniseries by A.J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer about the sinister world of organ harvesting:

Coolest thing of the day: superheroes in historical photos

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Indonesian pro photographer Agan Harahap has taken his love of history and superheroes to make this Flickr set of superheroes looming in various historical moments.

You’ll want to check out all of them because they are incredibly evocative. Above V herds surrendering Germans on June 9, 1944, in the wake of D-Day. Below, Darth Vader helps out at the signing of the Yalta Pact, where Churchill and Roosevelt would sign over Eastern Europe to Stalin.

DC confirms that Alan Scott is their "outed" gay character

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DC have made it official that the much-discussed ‘iconic’ superhero who will be homosexual in their new 52 Universe… is original Green Lantern Alan Scott.