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Comic Con Explores the Digital Future of Comics

Were the people downloading comics loyal fans who had forsaken their local stores for the allure of cheaper titles and ease of access? Or were they new readers who would never have stepped into a comic book store, but decided to download something directly to their smartphone or tablet?

Books

Re: Digital: Thomas Pynchon (and Others) Succumb to E-Readers

Stories are composed on Twitter, fan fiction can become literature, libraries are accessible around the world, and reader’s can explore classics on their Ipad. As literary holdouts come to accept digital reality, it's important to remember that the audiobook did not kill the paperback, and that new mediums don’t always replace the old ones.

Comics

Terry Moore Rising?

Rachel Rising feels very much like the third runaway hit for fan-favorite indie publisher Terry Moore. But will the notoriously protracted publication schedule finally be put aside to bring a mainstream success the creator so richly deserves?

Comics

Worthy: Samurai's Blood #1

In a flourishing marketplace of the samurai literary canon do creators Wiseman and Benaroya bring something fresh to the story of a samurai clan under attack and assassination? The answer is more subtle than a simple yes or no.

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When Superheroes Die

The death of Randy Poffo, aka Macho Man Randy Savage, once again revealed the dark history of professional wrestling. A history replete with drug abuse, murder and suicide. In this essay a writer and fan explores the varied reactions to Savage's death; a death which created more questions than answers.

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