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  1. But Why, Though? DC’s New Licensed T-Shirts Suggest Some Terrible Things About Women

    Must be a day of the week ending in "Y."

    It's Monday and we can only spend so many brain cells being frustrated with DC's marketing and licensing department on a regular basis, so let's try to ease you slowly into the annoyance you're about to feel. Here is the good news: they made a shirt designed for young female wearers, and another shirt for men that has Wonder Woman on it! Let's just bask in that vague knowledge for a second before actually looking at the shirts and aaaaaargh.

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  2. Director Confirms Cancellation Of Y: The Last Man Film, Describes What Could Have Been

    It's dead, gals. Just like the rest of 'em.

    Alas, poor Yorick?

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  3. The Mary Sue Interview: Amy Reeder Talks About Rocket Girl, Designing The NY Super Week Brooklyn Defender Logo

    Defend beer!

    Every year the brewmasters over at Brooklyn Brewery unveil a comic book-themed beer called "The Defender" just in time for New York Comic Con—and this year, the Defender mascot is a woman for the first time, designed by Batwoman and Rocket Girl's Amy Reeder. We got the chance to talk to the artist about beer, Rocket Girl, the harassment policy logo she also designed for REEDpop this year, and her Sailor Moon cosplay convention plans.

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  4. Woman Who Reportedly Blamed Cosplayers For Low Convention Sales Says She Actually Blames “New Breed of Attendees”

    It's not the cosplayers' fault - it's your fault! There, that's better.

    Two days ago, we told you about a blog post written by Denise Dorman (wife of famed comic artist Dave Dorman), titled “The Hidden TRUTH About Comic Book Convention Earnings: For Creators, Have Comic Book Conventions JUMPED THE SHARK?” In the piece, Dorman expressed her disappointment at flagging earnings for artists, and placed blame on the shifting focus to social and cosplay culture at cons. Now, Dorman has written a follow-up, clarifying her stance on how she feels about cosplay.

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  5. To Celebrate National Comic Book Day, Comixology Wants To Give You #1 of Lumberjanes For Free

    Not to be confused with Free Comic Book Day. That's different.

    Now you officially have no excuse not to start reading Lumberjanes, Princess UggStumptown, Southern Bastards, or any of the 26 titles that digital comics distributor Comixology mixology is offering for free today in honor of National Comic Book Day. All you have to do is enter the code "Comics" when you check out, and you won't have to pay a single cent. We're pretty intrigued by the cover of The Life After—anything else catching your eye, readers?

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  6. Marvel’s Editor in Chief Says Missing Manara Variants Are Due to a “Scheduling Problem”

    Yesterday we reported on the cancellation of two variant covers for Marvel by Milo Manara, the artist on the Spider-Woman #1 variant. Now a report by Comic Book Resources states it was merely a scheduling issue.

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  7. Huzzah! Strong Female Protagonist: Book One To Be Distributed By Top Shelf Productions

    Mega Great!

    Amazing news for fans of the beloved web comic Strong Female Protagonist!

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  8. Pull It Together: New Lumberjanes, Saga, Sonja, Storm, and Big Savings on Batgirl!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!

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  9. Milo Manara’s Upcoming Marvel Comics Variant Covers Have Been Cancelled

    "This is censorship!" yelled someone in the back row.

    According to PREVIEWSworld, Marvel Comics have removed two Milo Manara variant covers from their upcoming titles. You may remember Manara from Spider-Butt-Gate...

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  10. Wife of Star Wars Artist Claims Cosplay is Partly to Blame For Creators Not Making Money at Conventions

    Is cosplay to blame for creators not making enough money when they exhibit at conventions. We'd have to say no, but one creator's wife poses such an argument.

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