RumourWatch: Oh I’m so going to be citing this report in online debates.
A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests rumor-mongering can have positive outcomes such as helping us police bad behavior, prevent exploitation and lower stress.
LogoWatch: Heidi MacDonald finally gets round to linking to Bleeding Cool over the New DC Logo story, but adds a line from an anonymous ex-DC source. That’s the spirit, Heidi!
“I guarantee that the new DC logo will be accompanied by a sound.”
I’m sure it will. The resigned sigh of a hundred thousand fanboys who liked the washing powder logo, and the appreciative hum of the Warner beancounters now that they no longer have to pay an annual sum to pay to DC Shoes after that trademark lawsuit went badly.
HistoryWatch: Would you have what it takes to become a Disney historian?
SOPAWatch: Comics Alliance methodically and logically takes down SOPA, comprehensively looks at the effect on the internet and the comics industry as whole, calling for more creators to come out against the policy.
As someone who has worked in the industry as a former Marketing Coordinator for Dark Horse Comics, I’ve noted that piracy is a huge concern for publishers, and I’ve also argued for open-source sharing platforms to encourage a growth in readership. Considering that some people recently called for a boycott of Dark Horse products over something as small as a digital pricing gaffe, a far larger number should be concerned over measures that could threaten the vitality of a growing marketplace and the very scope of creative expression.
ProtoWatch: Dark Horse are to publish a digital-only comic version of Prototype 2 next month.
NewsWatch: A very earnest newsreader talks over the comic book launch of Scarlet Spider set in Houston, in Houston.
This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 has sold out yet again, and will be going back to press for its sixth printing. It was Diamond Comic Distributors’ top-selling comic book of 2011 and is the most reprinted DC Comics title of the modern era.
Rick and Hershel have some unexpected visitors while grabbing a drink. Don’t miss the return of The Walking Dead at 9/8c on Feb 12, 2012.
“The show is a success despite Taymor, not because of her.” They also allege that she did not cooperate in the rewrites needed to get the musical in shape to open after numerous problems during the long period during which the show was in previews.