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Around the Tubes – The Day After

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We broke records for our site yesterday driven by frantic discussion on #comicmarket.  Well, it’s Tuesday which is the official #comicmarket discussion.  Who know what that’ll bring.  I’ve got a lot to say, hopefully people are as open to listening as they were yesterday.  While you head to Twitter to watch the discussion, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

ICv2 – Top 300 Comics Actual–June 2011 – Good coverage of June’s sales figures.

ICv2 – Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual–June 2011Graphic novel sales figures.

ICv2 – Comics’ Slide Continues in June – A breakdown of the overall stats.

The Takeaway – ‘The 99’: Superheroes and Comics in the Islamic WorldA good discussion about a comic book series that has had some controversy surrounding it.

ICv2 – Marvel Still Working on ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie – Marvel’s had some luck with their not as known characters, it’ll be interesting to see how this one does.

CBLDF – Defending the Art: CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Talks to Graphic Novel Reporter – A good discussion and reasons why you should support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Bleeding Cool – Flashpoint #4

The Consortium – The Hunter

The Book Pirate – Level Up

IGN – The Punisher #1

Swamp of Boredom – The Unwritten Volume 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity