* Joe Simon, visionary co-creator of Captain America, on creating Cap, the new Cap, and creator’s rights.
* Could comics — particularly the extremely Islam-friendly “99″ comic previously profiled here — be used as a tool to fight terrorism? Could be. (Seriously, y’all click on that article. Gotta be one of the best articles on comics I’ve ever seen from the mainstream media. Not a single “Biff Bam Pow! Comics for Grown-ups?!” in the entire article.)
* Every piece of cool trivia you’d ever want to know about Mike Mignola, Guillermo del Toro, Hellboy comics, and the latest Hellboy movie. “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane voicing the ectoplasmic Johann Kraus? Fantastic!
* The moderately notorious Gordon Lee censorship case out of Rome, Georgia, has been resolved, as the prosecution has dropped all charges. This has been one of those cases where it was pretty clear that the prosecution was playing dirty pool to try to run their local comics shop out of business — they even purposely defied the judge’s orders so they could get a mistrial and run up the defendant’s legal bills some more. Heck, back in November, the local paper published a complete throat-punch of an editorial denouncing the prosecutors’ methods.
And finally: Via Ragnell: This is the awesomest thing in the history of awesome.
From left to right: Catwoman, Barbara Gordon, Zatanna, Black Canary, Power Girl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Vixen, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn.