Darryl Cunningham and Voices From the NHS

Darryl Cunningham, the artist behind non-fiction graphic novels including How to Fake a Moon Landing, Graphic Science, and the most recent Billionaires: The Lives of the Rich and Powerful, has created a new free online comic. Voices from the NHS: A People’s History is based on stories from a research project capturing workers and patients in their own voices, about the UK National Health Service. It’s not exactly a celebratory work, as it acknowledges many of the issues with the […]

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Read Suicide Squad for Free

I did not realize that DC Universe Infinite — the latest incarnation of the service, it no longer has video programming but merely online comic issues — provided a small selection of comics to read for free. (Registration required, as you can’t get something for nothing, and they want to build their mailing list.) The current offering consists of the first eight issues of Suicide Squad from 1987, the classic run by John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell, and Karl Kesel. Of […]

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The Herculoids: The Complete Original Series

review by KC Carlson I always knew that the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the 1960s were kinda odd (like super-powered ants and brain-dead detective squirrels —- and that’s just the start), but for the strangest of the strange, you should check out the new Warner Archive Blu-ray collection of The Herculoids: The Complete Original Series. (The studio provided a review copy.) The show originally debuted on September 9, 1967, on CBS. It centered around the family of Zandor (father), Tara […]

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Eight Faces at Three: A John J. Malone Mystery

Eight Faces at Three is the latest in the reprint line of American Mystery Classics curated by Otto Penzler of the Mysterious Bookshop. It’s the first of a series of mystery novels by Craig Rice starring hard-drinking, hard-boiled lawyer John J. Malone, of which there were around fourteen, eventually. Holly Inglehart is found, having fainted, in the same room as her dead, disliked aunt, with all the clocks in the house stopped at 3:00. She’s arrested for the murder, but […]

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My Darling Next Door Volume 1

I found My Darling Next Door a comfortable read, with familiar characters and situations. (It’s by Rukana, and it’s a digital-only release from Kodansha.) Ririka is a high school girl who lives with her divorced father, cooking for them both and taking care of the house. She meets their new neighbor, Hino, a single man new to the workforce and not long out of university, and invites him over for dinner. Dad offers to keep feeding him in return for […]

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Black Widow Movie Lawsuit, Comes Early to Digital

Changing times means needing to reconsider traditional operating methods. Stars of big Hollywood movies often have profit participation deals, where they get more money the more a movie makes. We may find out much more about how this works with the Disney/Marvel movies, as Scarlett Johansson has sued due to Disney decision to release Black Widow simultaneously in theaters and online through Disney+, which is blamed for a disappointing box office take. According to The Guardian, the movie, which launched […]

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The Global Market Hits a Tax Snag

This is more widely spread than the comic market, of course, but that’s the one that brought it to my attention. As of July 1, the European Union has implemented new rules for US and UK sellers. Per shipping provider stamps.com, Prior to July 1, 2021, no VAT fees were required for commercial goods valued up to 22 euros (approximately $26). Goods valued at 22 euros or less were able to be shipped into EU countries with no additional fees […]

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