SDCC: Digital Comics Price Fight

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by Alexander Añé — One of the hot topics in the comics industry is the movement into the digital medium, and of course the biggest question in that migration is, “what’s it going to cost?” Sunday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, the leading voices in this debate came together to discuss this topic: Mark Waid representing Thrillbent, Scott Kurtz the creator of PvP, IDW Publishing’s ePublishing director Jeff Webber, Chris Ross attending as Top Shelf’s director of digital publications, and moderating the panel is comiXology’s Chip Mosher.

The Legal View: "Breaking" old news in the Superman copyright case

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By Jeff Trexler

Other comic news sites are reporting a bombshell development in DC’s legal fight to hold onto the Superman copyright: on Monday, the company filed a court document asserting that the Shuster estate had actually sold its share of the Superman copyright back to DC in 1992 and affirmed this sale in subsequent correspondence.

SDCC 12: The Virgin Diaries Part 2: Matthew Petz — from the Comedian to Penguins to Sleestaks

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By Matthew Petz — I knew the trip was going to be all that and a bag of chips when my flight had the Comedian (Jeffery Dean Morgan) and real live penguins! Seriously, the penguins had been on the Today show and were going back to the San Diego Zoo. Mid flight the handlers brought them through the cabin to a 100 camera phones clicking away. Mine included.

SDCC 12: ConSARS ravages nerdlebrity ranks

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Apparently con crud cut a wide swath through the nerdlebrity contingent at this year’s show.

SDCC 2012: Monkeybrain announces seven new titles

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San Diego Comic-Con continues! Here’s a look at the announcements made last weekend by Allison Baker and Chris Roberson’s digital publisher, Monkeybrain Comics.

Koyama Press debuts three for fall: Wertz, DeForge and Team Society League

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And back in the real world. Toronto-based indie publisher Koyama Press has announced three fall releases from Julia Wertz, Michael DeForge and the Team Society League collective. Details below: