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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 2-8 June 2013

I got sidetracked this week, so there’s not a lot here, but what’s here is fun to check out!
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Superhero comics versus superhero movies: Why does one get a bigger audience than the other?

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A few weeks ago I got into a bit of an argument in the comments section for my latest “Flippin’ through Previews” post. After it had played out, I thought the kernel of the argument would make an interesting post about the prevalence of superhero movies even as superhero comics are still ghetto-ized. Yes, it’s another post where I postulate. I can postulate with the best of ‘em, I reckon!
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Oh, wait, I get it – once again, it’s all our fault

Yes, I’m going to rant a bit. There’s nothing more fun than that!
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Taking no chances: Mainstream superhero comics need a kick in the butt

I spend a lot of time coming up with provocative titles for my posts, you know! How’s that one?
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ESPN + Superheroes … How will Marvel marketing screw this up?

If you haven’t seen or heard about the NBA preview in ESPN The Magazine (the world’s most idiotically-named magazine!), it features various Marvel artists blending various Marvel characters with various NBA players. It’s, frankly, pretty goddamned cool. And I’m sure Marvel will see absolutely no bump in comics sales from it, because they’re, well, a comic book company. Oh well. Let’s check out some of the images, saving the absolute meanest for last!
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S.W.O.R.D. is cancelled: Why, God, why?!?!?!?!?

No, this isn’t a post hand-wringing about the cancellation of a cool Marvel series. This is a post about why you shouldn’t wring your hands. Oh, and how S.W.O.R.D. never stood a chance. I know, shocking.
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