§ Mike Catron writes to tell us that the Grand Comics Database has completed indexing of all 800+ issues of ACTION COMICS:
With the approval of issue #709 today, Action Comics (including Action Comics Weekly) has been completely indexed here at the GCD. That’s 871 unique issues (869 plus 0 and 1000000, not to mention one DM and one 3D alternate). I believe that’s the most continuous issues we have indexed for one (virtual) title, at least for a US title.
Action joins Batman as titles continuously published dating back to 1940 that have been completely indexed.
§ Who is “Hot Shot Hamish”?
§ Todd Allen finds empirical proof of the death of print:
I have seen the death of printed newspapers and magazines.
It all started with a full bladder. Seeking relief I headed towards the men’s room. As I approached it, I noticed the odd sight of a gentleman ahead of me approaching the same chamber with a laptop in his hands, screen up.
Entering right behind him, I saw him make a beeline for a stall. I noted that this particular men’s room had an empty magazine rack and wondered if the fellow had a wireless Internet connection on the laptop as I broke off in the other direction for the urinals
§ ONE LAST MINX LINK. Clearly the life and death of the Minx line has become the defining moment for our generation:
The world is vast, and I am the center of it. This is the point of view of many (though not all) Young Adult protagonists. Not in a particularly self-aware sense, but in a social and emotional development sense. YA protagonists are incredibly self-absorbed, reaching for the first time in their lives for true depth, for understanding, for a place in a world so much larger than themselves. This is one of the key journeys of adolescence.
The Minx titles each begin with a girl who has just suffered a change in circumstance. This external change is the mirror and catalyst of the internal change that needs to occur. Actual teenagers are a blend of sociopathically self-centered and profoundly altruistic. The protagonists in Minx — particularly in Confessions of a Blabbermouth, Kimmie66, and The Plain Janes — are jerked out of insular comfort by events that force them to recognize that they are connected to others in ways they did not intend or understand.