Thanksgiving Day Runaround

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CBR runs a preview of Hellboy In Hell

SPIDER-THEORIES

Newsarama discusses the impact of Amazing Spider-Man #698.

HOW MUCH FOR A FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS?

The Beat looks at a Bleeding Cool favourite, overpriced, out of print, trade paperbacks and hardcovers.

THE SPIRIT OF COMICS

Commercial Appeal reports on the deaf minister who teaches sermons through comics.

“When I became a minister,” Leavell said, “I realized the deaf would understand a Bible story better if I illustrated comic strips … turns out, they loved it!”

So Leavell created a comic book series called Light for the Deaf in 1966. Though they are on a temporary hiatus while he works on creating an online presence, Leavell’s books eventually turned into a high-gloss, full-color and professionally printed series. They taught everything from basic Bible stories to the creation versus evolution debate.

RANCH ADRESSING

The Merritt Herald reports on an area rancher, turned graphic novelist.

“As a kid, [the U.S.] was always just a playground,” he said. “You went somewhere that was kind of exotic, things were cheaper, and there was more of them. Then, as you get older, you realize, as [Pierre] Trudeau said, you’re in bed with an elephant. It may not bother you, but you feel every twitch and movement. There’s always been that ‘What if?’”

That Trudeau quote opens the novel’s foreword by Calgary-based novelist and recent Scotiabank Giller Prize recipient Will Ferguson and sets the stage for gritty, conspiratorial action.

EVEN IN SIBERIA…

Siberian creators have also released a graphic novel,

Bringing a touch of modernity to timeless classics, an artistic team in the Siberian republic of Buryatia created a graphic novel based on the local epic tradition, regional media reported on Wednesday.

The publication, titled Bator Sedkiltu (“Warrior’s Soul”), retells in pictures the legend of a Buryatian warrior who went blind defending his fatherland, but later had his vision restored through magic, Sib.fm news website said.

BOY BLUNDER

There’s no chance Trip City could get its first cease-and-desist notice is there?

“I’ll protect you, Boy Wonder. I’ll always protect you.”

No. This is wrong. I’m only 12.

“What the hell are you saying! That I’m a queer? I’m not queer! I’m not fucking gay! Do you hear me? Would a fag do this? Would he? Would he?”

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