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Another week, as we get closer to New York Comic Con! While you await the last major convention of the year, here’s some news and reviews from around the web to keep you entertained.

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The Outhousers – D’Orazio Quits Comics, Tells Marvel and Alonso to Go **** Themselves – And how long before someone drops a lawsuit over the harassment? Who will be the first? Will that finally get companies to change their tune?

iDIVA – 13 Comic Books Every Indian Kid Grew Up Reading – Who read these?

The Buffalo News – Batman retires, but the fight against bullying continues – There goes Gotham…


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ICv2 – Omaha Beach on D-Day HC

The Herts Advertiser – Operation S.I.N. TPB

Valerie D’Orazio is Quitting Twitter due to Violent Threats

DOrazio TwitterIf you missed it, comic creator Valerie D’Orazio spoke out on Twitter about being harassed in the past from blogger/comic creator Chris Sims. Sims was announced as one of the writers behind X-Men ’92 from Marvel (how many months since Marvel’s anti-cyber bullying covers?). Sims also blogs for Comics Alliance (overlook the conflicts of that I guess…). Comics Alliance condemned Sims past, and Sims apologized only after being confronted through the Tweets. The Outhousers have done the best job of documenting the situation, stepping up where other sites failed to live up to past actions concerning similar situations.

You can imagine the asshats that this brought out of the weeds, and D’Orazio has decided she will be closing down her Twitter account on March 31, due to “messages of a disturbing and violent nature.” She’s keeping it open until then “to allow journalists to document her statements on cyber bullying.”

I think it goes without saying, but harassment of any nature is wrong, uncalled for, and disgusting behavior. This whole affair has seen some serious issues on many sides, especially from some blogs, and creators, but the worst behavior are those who have seen this as an opportunity to spew hate and harassment. This is nothing new in our community, and we never seem to learn any lessons from it. We might have made steps as far as having more women in comics and creating comics, but we still fail time and time again to stand against the bullying and exclusion some think are ok. Harassment of any sorts is wrong, and those who promote it or partake should be called out. Those who receive it should be supported. D’Orazio stood up, called out bullshit (and hypocrisy), and suffered for it. Thank you Valerie for standing up, we commend your strength, and are so sorry for what you endured.

(via The Outhousers)

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The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing to enjoy the days?

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The Beat – D’Orazio v Sims: Dawn of Justice – A great read as to what went down and the timeline.

Fusion – New feminist Thor is selling way more comic books than the old Thor – Awesome to see.


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CBR – Archie vs. Predator #1

CBR – Batgirl #40

Comic Vine – Black Widow #16

Talking Comics – Silk #2

CBR – Superman #39

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting this week?

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Kotaku – Valve Requires New Public Disclosures From All Steam Users – Interesting, and a good thing.

Washington Business Journal – With one dream biz under his belt, Ashburn bar owner opens another: A comic book store – Great to see a new store opening.

Press & Guide – Exhibit features women as heroes – Go see it if you’re in the area!

The Daily Star – Graphic novel on Bangabandhu launched – I’ll need to check this out.

CBLDF – Sherman Alexie: Censorship Sends Book Sales Rocketing – So all those Batgirl supporters should be happy… right?

Comics Alliance – The ‘Vocal Minority’ And Artistic Integrity In Comics – A very good read.

The Outhousers – Valerie D’Orazio Calls Out Marvel, Chris Sims Over Past Harassment – Does this affect your interest?


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Bleeding Cool – Plunder #2

Nothing But Comics – Sons of the Devil #1

Fandom Post – The Wolf Gift

Preview: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #5 (of 6)

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #5 (of 6)

Authors: Michael Moreci, Valerie D’Orazio, and Ben Meares & Mark Miller
Artists: Paolo Villanelli, Vincent Nappi, and Carlos Magno

As we venture deeper into the Bestiary, Michael Moreci (Curse) and Paolo Villanelli take the puzzle box through a hospital in “Don’t Look,” while in the penultimate chapter of “The Hunted,” Pinhead finds some unexpected help in his fight against the poachers.


IDW Publishers Horror Anthology In The Dark

The terror tome that has all the horror hounds frothing, In The Dark, is poised to make its debut this April! Featuring top writers and artists from the comic-book industry, In The Dark contains over 20 all-new, original horror stories that you’ll want to read with the lights on.

In The Dark launched as a Kickstarter project put together by Anathema scribe Rachel Deering last year, and successfully doubled the intended target goal for the project. Assembled and edited by Deering, In The Dark dives into a myriad of sinister horror stories from writers including Justin Jordan, Cullen Bunn, Steve Niles, Duane Swierczynski, Tom Taylor, Tim Seeley, Brian Keene, F. Paul Wilson, Ed Brisson, Marguerite Bennett, Valerie D’Orazio, Paul Tobin, James Tynion IV, and many more. Nate Powell, Tradd Moore, Damien Worm, Tyler Jenkins, Drew Moss, and Andy Belanger are just a few of distinguished artists that will give each tale a unique and distinct style.

Along with the terrifying original stories, this over 250-page hardcover will feature an introduction by New York Times Bestselling author Scott Snyder and an in-depth look at the history of horror comics by comic book historian Mike Howlett.

In The Dark is the latest anthology IDW is pleased to publish under its banner, joining Womanthology and the prose anthologies V-Wars and Zombies Vs. Robots: This Means War!

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