Creators: After more than three decades, The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening has ended his syndicated comic strip, Life In Hell. [USA Today]

Industry: Want an insight into just what comic editors do? Dark Horse's Jim Gibbons provides some insights. [Enemy of Peanuts]


Toys: If you're bummed that you didn't catch one of NECA's 5,000 standard Portal gun replicas, there'll be 5,000 "Cave Johnson Limited Edition P-body Portal Device" versions available at Comic-Con. [NECA]

Art: Rob Steibel at the Kirby Museum compares an original Fantastic Four pinup by Jack Kirby to its recolored and retooled Marvel Masterworks counterpart. Which do you prefer? [The Comics Reporter]

Conventions: How was the debut of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo? According to CBR's Kiel Phegley, pretty dope. [CBR]

Collectibles: TriForce will have 100 Catwoman trophy replicas from Batman: Arkham City available at SDCC... to those who preorder soon enough. [Joystiq]


Video: Boy God needs an extended cut Blu-ray, pronto. [io9]