This week I have been roundly mocked, first by Ragnell, then by Laura Hudson as well as oodles of commentators in a game I like to call spot-the-hypocrit. I know I should never get dragged into these things but what happens is that I always jump in with both feet, occasionally in my mouth, on the basis of, well, “Someone is wrong on the internet…” etc.
Note how it seems anything can cause controversy somewhere…
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So what’s been up this week on the Cool?
* Ton of hits for telling people that the British government was cancelling a comics-for-troops programme, and lots of feedback, including from MPs.
* A big piece on Dave Elliott challenging Radical Entertainment and their promotion of the Aladdin comic book, with Gianluca Glazer of Radical adding in the comments;
I just want to say that there are two sides to this story. Yes, the truth will eventually come out.
Possibly in October for the court case.
* A list of big commercial comics to buy people for Christmas that they might actually like.
* Nite how Marvel are still beating DC Comics despite the plastic ring promotion.
* Twinterview with Mike Benson (eventually) as his new Deadpool Team Up comic was coming out.
* Oh and a couple of hours ago, looked at some of the debts owed by Devil’s Due to its creators.
We said goodbye to Dennis O’Neill’s column. And are promised a return from Warren Ellis this week.