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How the co-CEO of Archie Comics reinvented its namesake

Jul 25, 2018
Riverdale's favorite son was in danger of fading into obscurity when Jon Goldwater breathed some new life into the franchise.
(L-R front row) The cast Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Casey Cott, back row left to right) Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Madchen Amick, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the "Riverdale" television show speak during the CW portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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The economics of future technology ... explained with comics

Oct 17, 2017
Kelly and Zach Weinersmith investigate the not-too-distant future in “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”
 Comic from “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”

In Africa, locally produced comic books are starting to catch on

Feb 20, 2017
Many artists self-publish runs of 200 to 500 copies of their work.
Emmanuel Nyakwada, an artist who goes by the name Point Blank Evumbi, works on a sketch using a digital drawing tablet.
Greg Presto

Batman v Hollywood

Apr 20, 2016
They said it couldn't be done: Making superheroes into movie stars. Forty years ago, Hollywood told 27-year-old Michael Uslan a Batman movie would never succeed. More than a dozen big-budget superhero movies will hit the big screen in the next few years. Holy impossibility, Batman!
Burt Ward as Robin, Adam West as Batman and Cesar Romero as The Joker, in a still from the 1960s "Batman" TV show, 1967.
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A test for superheroes: will mobile comics fly?

Mar 10, 2016
The mobile challenge: you read one panel, move down. Read another, down some more.
Traditional comics pages make for good reading on a tablet screen, but shrink those panels down to mobile phone size, and all kinds of text and imagery can get lost in translation. 
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Shhh ... we're talking about Fight Club

We're breaking the rules to talk about the sequel to Fight Club.

For public good, not for profit.

Thor becomes a lady, and other changes at Marvel

Jul 18, 2014
Will Marvel's big shake-ups to Thor and Captain America draw a new audience?