While we were tidying up, we chanced upon the old archives of Beat articles no longer on the Internet, including one linking to Edward Champion’s Boilerplate for All Future Comics Articles. It’s as true today as it was in 2006!

Once [considered a lesser art form] [limited to superheroes and lasers], today’s comic books [are evolving into a bona-fide literary form] [are tackling personal stories in addition to superheroes] [are becoming more ambitious than their orignators].

The only thing missing from Champion’s roundup?

Publisher X plans for the next year include [releasing its comics on a new app] [the major studio debut of a film starring their main franchise] [releasing their comics for iPad in advance of the major studio motoin picture debut of their main franchise.]