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It’s the first major convention of the year as the comic industry descends this weekend on Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon.  We’re descending on our couch for…. well, sloth.

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The ChomichronFebruary 2011 comics orders slightly up in a more normal month – While we’d love to break down sales, Chomichron does an amazing job in doing it for us!

MarvelTune In To Year of the X-Men Live Blogs – Marvel sat down with the “X” team to go over it’s upcoming year of the X-Men.

AlternetBraaaains: How Pop Culture’s Hunger For Zombies Reflects the Tea Party Nation – Sarah Jaffe takes a stab at how zombie tales may be the perfect political allegory for our times.

Bleeding CoolSeven Things I Learned About Emerald City Comic Con – Some of this is pretty funny.

MTV GeekChris Eliopoulos Sells His Graphic Novel for $2 – And Has a Hit – A good look at digital sales and the collapse of the publisher and need of brick and mortar stores.

NewsaramaBill Rosemann on Marvel’s Custom Comics Program (And More!) – I’ve always wanted to take advantage of this for a political organization.

Daily TrojanWorld of comic books continues to expand – Nick Spencer and Jonathan Hickman talk to the Daily Trojan about how comics has expanded from tights and guns.

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