Kieron Gillen and Greg Land go Invincible

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Marvel have announced Kieron Gillen and Greg Land as the creative team behind what is certainly going to be the Iron Man relaunch

Kibbles 'n' Bits: Know your Homestuck

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In which we mention Hedy Lamarr and Homestuck.

Ivan Brandon to launch Offset Comics

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Yet another good-looking new creator-owned imprint is coming, this time from Ivan Brandon.

The Olympics for Nerds: The history of pictograms

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Here’s a couple of stories on the evolution of those symbols used for the various sports at the Olympics. They began with the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, but attained a cleaner, more Saul Bass-like effect for Munich in 1972, as designed by a fellow named Otl Aicher. These proved to be more lasting and iconic:

The 20 nerdiest moments from the Olympics Opening Ceremony

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Friday’s Olympics Opening Ceremony was perhaps the most deliriously audacious spectacle of the Internet age. Devised by the Anglo-Irish Danny Boyle, it celebrated the uniquely English heritage of industrialization, socialized medicine, drug-inspired music trends, James Bond, and fantasy literature. God, how did I even write that sentence?

Warner Bros. tones down the guns in BEWARE THE BATMAN cartoon

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Understandably hyper-sensitive in the wake of the Aurora shootings at a DARK KNIGHT RISES screening, Warner Bros. is editing the upcoming Beware the Batman cartoon to remove realistic gun imagery:

Preview: Monkeybrain's MASKS & MOBSTERS #1

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Monkeybrain’s newest digital-only title MASKS & MOBSTERS is a crime anthology set in the early days of the Golden Age of masked men, and tells the story of an enforcer bent on discovering the identify of who’s been selling his boss out to a superhero. Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson create a new kind of superhero noir that, at 14-pages, is fast, bloody, and ends with a brutal twist.

SDCC 12: Comic-Con is spreading like the zombie apocalypse

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It’s a sign of the length of the Comic-Con Recovery Process that even though I thought I could wrap this all up on Tuesday, it’s taken me another four days and many many packets of Vietnamese Instant Coffee (Cà Phê Hòa Tan) to have the energy to write my thoughts. If you don’t want to read them you can listen to much the same thing in the PW Comics World More to Come podcast. While I’m pretty sure everyone has purged the week of July 11-15th from their mind entirely —and I just about have forgotten it all myself—for the sake of completeness, here’s what I thought and observed and smelled and saw and heard:

SDCC 12: Making a Living in Manga

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TweetBy Alexander Añé The Making a Living in Manga panel featured Adam Warren, Becky Cloonan, Fred Gallagher, Audra Furuichi, Christopher Butcher, JuYoun Lee, Erik Ko, and moderator Deb Aoki. This was a very diverse panel, hosting a good lineup of professionals and publishers including a journalist devoted to writing about the manga industry. From there […]

Todd McFarlane Spider-Man cover sells for $675,250 — and that's just the start

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Recent record-setting prices for original comics art could just be the beginning as the art world continues to perform.

James Asmus promises Gratuitous Gambit Nudity in his new series

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The creative team behind Marvel’s upcoming ‘Gambit’ ongoing series have noticed an intriguing pattern appearing within the first few issues of the book

DiDio on The Next Big Crossover, Plus Digital And Creator Rights

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It’s time for ICV2′s annual sit down with the DC publisher, or in this case, co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. As is usually the case, DiDio is more the quotable provocateur. And boy, did he drop a bunkerbuster of a bomb in this one…

It's Time for that In-Depth Investigation of 'All-Winners Squad' You've Yearned for

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Marvel’s best characters (minus Ursa Major) have been assembled into a team for a series of bizarre webisodes online, for poorly-defined reasons which seem to amount to WELL WHY NOT?

Nice art: They may not target women, but DC and Marvel are definitely going after the manatee market

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Or at least that’s what artist Joel Micah Harris shows us.

Quote of the day, Carl Barks edition

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“I have spent 17 years in the dark, wondering what the readers of my stuff really wanted,” wrote Barks to Willits. “It would be an enlightening experience to talk to one. In the event you phone, my wife will answer the call, my hearing aids which are okay for ordinary conversation are shuttery for telephonic jazz.”

Webcomics alert: the ORIGINAL Time Bum by Michael Kupperman

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Because bums are always funny, we couldn’t resists linking to the Jef UK/ Paul Ahern webcomics Time Bum earlier today. But then we were reminded via Twitter that the great Michael Kupperman already did a Time Bum comic which you can read here and here and here and here.