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If you missed last night’s episode of Graphic Policy Radio, you can catch it online.  While you’re listening, here’s some more news for you to check out.

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Otago Daily Times – Comic books to help young patientsA great article about Medikidz comics and how they’re being used in healthcare.

20th Century Danny Boy – Original Art Stories: Steve Geppi’s Million Dollar Art Deal Gone Bad – An interesting article about a fairly controversial figure on the comic book industry.

Kotaku – Sunday Comics – Each week Kotaku brings us some great web comics.

Con Coverage:

Time Out Chicago – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2011 | Photos + wrap-up

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The weekend is almost here, and there’s no comic book movie opening up, what will you do?!  Since we’re at the end of the summer movie season, what were your highlights?  While you think about that, here’s the news you might have missed.

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The Atlantic – Comic Books as Journalism: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic NonfictionA very good list of comics and graphic novels to read.

Splashpage – ‘DMZ’ Television Series Was A ‘Near Miss,’ Says CreatorDammit!

CBR – New Details Emerge On Darabont’s “Walking Dead” ExitCBR has the breakdown of the rumors.

Kotaku – A Whole Lot of Mega Man and 8 Million new Spider-People Headline a Big Week in New Comics – Kotaku has their picks of comics to check out this week.

Con Coverage:

Comics Nexus – Wednesday Comments – My Baltimore Comic Con Shopping List

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – REVIEWS: “American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest,” “Detective Comics”

Blog Critics – Graphic Novel Review: The Homeland Directiveby Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston

MTV Geek – Image Reviews: The Red Wing #2, Morning Glories #11, and Reed Gunther #3

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We should be pretty back to normal this week as far as coverage, going a bit heavier when it comes to games since we just came off of Gen Con.  We’ve missed a few “Around the Tubes,” so below is catch up with some older news and throughout the day, we’ll be posting news we might have missed.

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Bleeding Cool – The Superhero With Irritable Bowel SyndromeWell that’s just shitty…

Bleeding Cool – How A Soft Cowboys & Aliens Opening May Affect Platinum StudiosDoh!

IGN – Race in Comics: Spider-Man’s ImpactA take on Marvel’s recent announcement.

Bleeding Cool – Joe Quesada Commissioned By President ObamaWe are so raising revenues through sales of alternate covers.

ICv2 – Sony Sets Date for Garfield ‘Spider-Man’ SequelYes, that’s a sequel to a movie that hasn’t even been released yet.

Kotaku – Sunday ComicsEach week, Kotaku brings some great web comics.

Obsessive Reaction – Race in comic books, does it even matter?An interesting take on the new ultimate Spider-Man.

Comics Alliance – Warner Bros. Purchases Film Rights to Nate Simpson’s ‘Nonplayer’Has the second issue even come out?

ICv2 – ‘Game of Thrones’ Helmer in Talks for ‘Thor 2’ – Could be a really good fit.

Monthly/Quarterly Sales Numbers:

ICv2 – Game Sales Grew in Q2

ICv2 – Top 10 Card Games–Q2 2011

ICv2 –Top 5 RPGs–Q2 2011

ICv2 – Top 10 Board Games–Q2 2011

ICv2 – Top Collectible Games–Q2 2011

ComiChron – July initial, June final comics orders online; IDW sets record

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Gen Con: New Marvel Comics RPG Games Announced By Margaret Weis Productions

CBR – Geoff Johns & Jim Lee Named Guests of Honor at New York Comic-Con

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Cambridge First – Batman: Hush Unwrapped Deluxe Edition

English Chick 21 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

CBR – Rachel Rising #1

CBR – Scalped #51

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 8/3/11

Paste Magazine – Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round-Up (8/3/11)

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It’s the latter part of the week and one day closer to San Diego Comic-Con 2011.  You might have noticed we’ve kicked it into overtime with the posts (yes there’s that many we had to).  Is the increased coverage better?  Worse?  Let us know!  While you ponder that, here’s the news you might have missed.

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Kotaku – Week in Comics: A Green Lantern Finale, an X-Men Split, The Old Republic and More New Comics Recommendations – Each week Kotaku brings their highlights of the week’s releases with a focus on video game related comics.

Con Coverage:

Graphic Novel Reporter – San Diego Comic-Con Programming for Librarians and Educators

The Beat – SDCC11: ICv2 conference adds new speakers

The Beat – SDCC11: Geppi launches Fandom Advisory Network

MTV Geek – 10 Off-Beat San Diego Panels You Have To See To Believe

DC The Source – DC Entertainment’s Road to SDCC: Jim Lee Designs Official San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book and T-Shirt

CBLDF – CBLDF at Comic-Con: The Panels

The Beat – San Diego Comic-Con changes 2012 preregistration procedure

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – The Homeland Directive

The Daily Blam – The Homeland Directive

Bleeding Cool – The Red Wing #1 and Captain America #1

IGN – X-Men: Schism #1

Complex – Is The Relaunch Of “Captain America” Worth The Hype?

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The weekend is almost here (yay!).  What do folks have planned?  While you contemplate that, here’s the news you might have missed.

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ICv2 – Warner Bros. Options ‘Undying Love’Another comic book being optioned for the movies.

Kotaku – Week in Comics: Halo, Batman’s Dad and… What On Earth is Pinocchio Doing With His Nose?Kotaku each week brings what they think are the highlights with a focus on video game related books.

Comics Alliance – Adam WarRock Drops Free ‘My New Warriors’ Comics Rap EPCan’t go wrong with free music.

Con Coverage:

BND.com – Comic book convention to be held in Collinsville

The Beat – San Diego Comic-Con: The Map is here and we’ve annotated it

Hollywood Today – Comic-Con 2011: Getting Bigger and Bigger…a crazy sci-fi pop culture

The Mary Sue – The Avengers Might Show Up to Comic-Con After All

MTV Geek – Underground Toys Announces SDCC-Exclusive Doctor Who Toys!

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury by Brandon Thomas and Lee Ferguson

Focus Taiwan – Taiwan to be theme country at international comics festival in France

MTV Geek – Mumm-Ra Hunts The ThunderCats at SDCC!

The Beat – Comic-Con daily news: Banners, creator connection, Fantagraphics debuts, etc.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – Flashpoint #3

Bleeding Cool – Fear Itself #4 Vs Flashpoint #3

Comicsgirl – Gingerbread Girl

Complex – “Fear Itself” Goes Toe-To-Toe with “Flaspoint”

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Hope all the readers in the US are enjoying the July 4th holiday.  Have fun at your BBQs, enjoy the beer and make sure to catch some fireworks.  Now, since you have the day off, here’s some news for you to spend the time with.

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Journal Gazette – Movies fail to live up to comic book fantasySome interesting thoughts on the issues recent comic book movies have had.

Kotaku – Sunday ComicsEach week Kotaku brings some solid web comics.

The Mary Sue – Transformers 3 Set to Break Box Office Records for July 4th WeekendI seriously question America’s taste.

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Frontier Psychiatrist – Epileptic

Now Read This – John Constantine, Hellblazer: The Family Man

Kevin’s Meandering Mind – Level Up

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Hope everyone had a great weekend and wonderful Father’s Day.  While you were enjoying the day, here’s the news you might have missed.

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Bleeding Cool – And Finally… The Justice League Of Bulgarian SocialistsFantastic piece of subversive art.

Wired – The iPad Could Revolutionize the Comic Book Biz—or Destroy ItWired’s opinion on digital comics, we’ll have our take this week.

Bleeding Cool – More From The DC Retailer RoadshowMore news on DC’s meeting with retailers.

Kotaku – Sunday ComicsEach week Kotaku brings what they think are the best in web comics.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Avid Mystery Reader – Alias

Lindy Reads and Reviews – Howl

CBR – Supergirl #65

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So what comic books did you pick up yesterday?  Anything? Bueller?  Well, while you were watching game 7 of the Stanley Cup, here’s the news you might have missed.

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ArtsBeat – Untangling the Reviews For ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’I don’t think reviews will kill this, Les Mis had horrible reviews when it debuted.  What’s the audience’s reaction?

ICv2 – Can ‘Green Lantern’ & Spidey Trump Bad Notices?I don’t give a shit, I’m seeing both.

Kotaku – Week in Comics: Deus Ex, Gears of War, Sonic The Hedgehog Have One Thing in Common Today: New ComicsKotaku each week highlights comics it thinks video game fans would enjoy.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Bleeding Cool – Uncanny X-Men #538 and Generation Hope #8

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 6/15/11

Complex – Has “Invincible Iron Man” Slowed Down After Three Great Years?

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It’s a new week and the news for the weekend trickled up a bit.  But, while you were out seeing X-Men: First Class this weekend, here’s the news you might have missed.

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Vietnamnet Bridge – Hanoi through comic booksA short article about a comic book festival in Vietnam that has some really nice art.

The Jerusalem Post – People of the (comic) bookA solid article detailing Jewish contributions to the graphic medium.

Kotaku – Sunday ComicsKotaku brings the week’s best web comics.

Post Flashpoint:

Bleeding Cool – DC Relaunch: Details On Teen Titans #1

Bleeding Cool – DC Relaunch: Greg Capullo’s Cover To Batman #1

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – HeroesCon 2011: Artist Peter Krause Talks To Us About Leaving Irredeemable

The Beat – HeroesCon Frolic — Fri-Sat

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