§ WHAT IS KING? CONTENT? or FREE? While the debate rages, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
§ Benjamin Marra’s Traditional Comics has a trailer. We’re sold. [Via Nick Gazin]
§ At the NY Times, George Gene Gustines looks at sales of the most mainstream comics of all, with the TWILIGHT manga, WATCHMEN, and the Janet Evanovich graphic novels coming from Dark Horse — the first one will have a 100,000 first printing, which is pretty ambitious.
§ DC’s Austin Trunick is not only a publicity sensei, he’s the next Diablo Cody.
§ Tim Robbins has been cast as the villain’s dad in GREEN LANTERN, joining the proud tradition of Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte, Sam Elliott, and Brian Cox in the role of Older White Man in a Superhero Movie.
§ Several bloggers are writing about Sexy Voice and Robo MMF, an unusual and entertaining manga that never got to finish its run here.
§Colleen Doran’s website has been updated.
§ Brian Wood talks DMZ #50 at Comics Alliance.
§ Not comics: Apparently J.D. Salinger did keep writing; you just may not enjoy it as much as you did “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.” Ick.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.