Local Comics Shops and The Comixology/Amazon Deal


When I heard about Amazon’s acquisition of Comixology, I was initially excited. My favorite online comics source now has an amazing retail engine behind it and will hopefully be able to offer some fantastic benefits to their loyal customers.

But I love, love my local comics shop, Local Heroes. So, knowing the sheer breadth of Amazon’s reach, the deal also left me with the sinking feeling that Comixology’s pull-list-to-LCS functionality would go away in favor of sourcing printed issues solely from Amazon. So I asked Comixology’s CEO David Steinberger:

To which he promptly replied:

Kudos to Comixology for continuing (hopefully for good) to recognize local shops as the best avenue to support your favorite comics creators.




Hey, guys, here’s a list of the major websites that were impacted by the Heartbleed bug and what their current status is (this was created only a few hours ago so it’s up-to-date). Thankfully, the most important site of all (meaning, the site that would really fuck you over if it was hacked into), PayPal, was never vulnerable in the first place, so if you use PayPal, your credit card and bank account information has always been safe.


Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Pretty Deadly Volume One


Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Pretty Deadly Volume One

Kelly Sue DeConnick of Avengers Assemble and Captain Marvel fame has joined forces with Emma Ríos (Strange, Osborn) on this very beautiful new Image series, and Gosh! are celebrating the release of the first trade paperback with another great bookplate.


Here’s the blurb from the Image website:

Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Ríos reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the…

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In the final episode of ‘Breaking Bad’ there are two shots in a pivotal scene that are perfect examples of how to use camera movement to amplify the narrative and surprise the audience. With one simple pan and one simple dolly there is a set-up and shortly after, a dramatic pay-off. The scene at first appears to be just conveying information to the viewer. Then, with one pan and one dolly move the scene is flipped on its head and is seen in a whole new light. This could only happen through writing, direction, set design and camera movement working in unison. A Steadicam or crane shot through a window could never have achieved the emotional impact of a simple pan and dolly. —Vashi Nedomansky, ‘Breaking Bad’ – Motivated Camera Movement

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