Tumblr-gedden as Tumblr removes Disqus and custom code from some sites

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Tumblr users who have been reveling in its ability to share content—and block trolls via the plug-in Disqus—got a rude shock today when due to code problems, users found their custom themes disabled and their comment boards wiped out. Among the missing—DC Women Kicking Ass’s lively comments section. DCWKA’s Sue took to Twitter to mourn the loss, and just as I write this it looks like she may have found the missing posts, but others were still searching.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales February 2014

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TweetBy Paul Mellerick We’re back roughly on time, later than the DC or Marvel columns, but I’m afraid it probably always will be, as there are twice as many titles to cover. You may notice that I’m not commenting on some of the titles towards the bottom of the chart anymore; Heidi suggested this when […]

New comic of the day: LUMBERJANES #1

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Tweet While I don’t know what was the book of MoCCA at ECCC it was DEFINITELY Lumberjanes, which launched in a convention exclusive edition. With superstar Noelle Stevenson, and new talents Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen plus variant covers by Boom’s tumblr brigade all-stars like Kate Leth, Maddie FLores, Kalie Ciesemeir, etc this book has […]

Swipe File: Kris Mukai’s Commuter and a real woman with a subway pole in her butt

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While there were more great comics than you could count at this weekend’s MoCCA Fest one that got a little notice was Kris Mukai’s Commuter (available for sale here) which captures real life moments of subway horror (rats, puke, bums, vandals, peoples selling batteries, mariachi bands) in comics form.

What are the real secrets of Marvel’s Original Sin?

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TweetDespite my previous move towards being chipper, there are still some distress signals out there. Marvel’s full court press on their next event, Original Sin, has been relentless. Maybe a little too relentless. After promising “unprecedented marketing support,” inclduing the eyeball giveaway, I notice they pushed the FOC forward a day, and released the first […]

More comics sales analysis from various sources: it’s not that bad, really and Batman is coming

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Tweet ICv2 had the sales numbers the other day and on the blah side, noted that For the third month in a row in March, only one comic title sold more than 100,000 copies, which sounds bad, but as John Jackson Miller has been pointing out in the comments and elsewhere, overall things are still […]

Science: reading stuff online rots your brain

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Tweet It’s common wisdom that reading short bursts of information online subtly changes the way you process paper-based written information, but here’s a nice comforting report on just how that works: Researchers are working to get a clearer sense of the differences between online and print reading — comprehension, for starters, seems better with paper […]

Help Wanted: Dynamite is hiring in Sales and Accounting

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Tweet Dynamite Entertainment, located in Mt. Laurel, NJ, has a couple of job openings. Requirements below — interested parties should respond to the address listed here. Sales   Summary of Position  Dynamite is currently seeking an experienced salesperson familiar with comic book related material.  No off site applications will be considered.   Job Requirements 1.3+ […]

RIP: The Ultimate Warrior

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Tweet Only a day after recording this promo, the man known as The Ultimate Warrior is dead at age 54. Born Jim Hellwig, the masked wrestler eventually changed his name legally to Warrior. One of wrestling greatest icons from its 80s glory days, The Ultimate Warrior brought unmatched ferocity and craziness to his matches and […]