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Things We Saw Today: A New Powerpuff Girls Comic From IDW!

Things We Saw Today

Woot! The Powerpuff Girls are getting a new 5-issue comic from IDW Publishing in September. Troy Little is the writer and artist on the first issue with Stephanie Buscema on the variant cover. (via DC Women Kicking Ass

  • Marvel has given Journey Into Mystery the ax. Writer Kathryn Immonen wrote, “We are done with 655. But seeing as we were basically cooked right out of the gate, I’m going to call hanging in for nearly a year a success.” (via DC WKA)
  • Here is a montage of dogs sticking their head out of car windows. You’re welcome. (via The Frisky)

Can you guess who this inked man is? It’s none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, drawn by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch! And if you’d like to own it, put your hand in for the silent auction to benefit the UK’s New End Primary School.  (via The Hollywood Reporter)

  • 50 years ago tomorrow, the first woman went to space. We salute you, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova! (via NBC News)
  • Patton Oswalt writes a lengthy essay on his website titled, “A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling and Rape Jokes.” On the topic of rape jokes he says, “I had my viewpoint, and it was based on solid experience, and it…was…fucking…wrong.” Go read it all.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."