Stately Beat Manor remains a vale of sickness and disease, as both The Beat and Future Mr. Beat had to skip all outside Inauguration festivities in exchange for sneezing. We did mount a short tribute to Patrick McGoohan by watching the excellent Escape from Alcatraz, directed by Ultimate Craftsman Don Siegel, and starring Super Hot Clint Eastwood, but that’s about it.
We have more information on The End of the Indie Pamphlet in the works. Diamond’s new policy has claimed at least one victim, AdHouse’s Superior Showcae #4, as Chris Pitzer writes on his blog.
The short & sweet: Comics are dead, long live OGNs.
The first casualty that I claim is SUPERIOR SHOWCASE #4. I was working on bringing a new issue out this summer that would have been filled with new talents that I’ve met over the last year. People whose voice may or may not have been heard before. But, I’m going to kill that issue now. Why? Well, at $2.95 there’s no way I’d get orders to put it anywhere near the new threshold. Numbers for #3 were not that great, and I can’t imagine #4 would improve.
LInk via Robot 6, where Kevin Melrose has a round-up that will hold you until we’re back on our feet.