Art: What does the future hold for the DC Universe? This art piece may hold the key. [The Source]

Customs: If the "Star Wars" films were envisioned in the 1940s, the toys might have looked a little something like this. [Super Punch]

Bookstore chain Barnes and Noble is up for sale due, in part, to sinking profits. [Guardian UK]

Comics: Looks like The Pride have a bone to pick with Iron Man... [Fred Van Lente]

Opinion: Bao Phi shares an essay on what it means to be a nerd of color in modern American pop culture and why discussing issues of race across entertainment is important. [io9]

Television: Sahar Biniaz is Hawkgirl and Bradley Stryker is Deadshot in the upcoming final season of "Smallville." [Kryton Site]

Conventions: Michael Avila argues that the stabbing at Comic-Con necessitates some dramatic changes in Hall H protocol. [Newsarama]

Organizations: Larry Marder replaces Chris Powell as the new President of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Powell remains in place on the CBLDF's Board of Directors. [CBLDF]

Comics: Check out Mike Mignola and his then seven-year-old daughter Katie's Eisner Award-winning story "The Magician and the Snake." [io9]

Publishing: Eisner Award-winning retailer Atom! Freeman has joined the Top Cow Productions team as a Direct Market Liaison. [Comic Book Resources]