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Parting Shots: DC’s Blue-Green Diversity, X-Men Vampire Kool-Aid, Publishers vs. Scanlators



Race
: DC Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler responds to fan concerns about racial diversity in the DC Universe at the DC Nation HeroesCon panel:

“It’s so hard for me to be on the other side because it’s not our intention. There is a reason behind it all. We don’t see it that way and strive very hard to have a diverse DCU. I mean, we have green, pink, and blue characters. We have the Great Ten out there and I have counter statistics, but I won’t get into that. It’s not how we perceived it. We get the same thing about how we treat our female characters.” [Via 4thletter]

Digital: Marvel Editor-in-Chief (and new CCO) Joe Quesada talks about trying out day-and-date release on the iPad with the Iron Man Annual one-shot:

“All eyes are on us as the industry leader here, so we’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to present something on a day and date release to test the waters… The hope is that we capitalize on that and the high profile of Iron Man, get readers interested in this single story and from there, if they want to purchase more or purchase that issue, they are directed to comic shops. So it’s a sales and marketing test and just one of a few we have coming up.” [CBR]

Humor: Bully injects a little Kool-Aid into the bloody “X-Men” #1 preview. Ohhhh yeahhh. [Comics Oughta Be Fun]


Manga
: Watch out, scanlators — U.S. and Japanese manga publishers including Viz and Tokyopop are teaming up against the “rampant and growing problem” of fans translating and scanning manga for the web, threatening legal action against over 30 scanlation sites. [Publishers Weekly]

Statues: The Russ Manning Award nominees have been announced. [Robot 6]

Awesome: Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who has suffered death threats and attacks for his cartoons of Mohammed, joins the “Kill Lars Vilks” group on Facebook. [via Journalista]

Love: Ben Morse sings the praises of the underrated “Young Justice.” [Cool Kidz Table]

Covers: Matthew Allison reinterprets “World’s Finest” #128. [Covered]

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