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Link Ink: Comics, Film/TV and Gaming News Links 08.22.14
Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.
C.B.L.D.F. Handbook Exposes Banned Comics, Busts Some Myths
Graphic novels and comics are the focus of this year's Banned Books Week, which starts up September 21, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is getting a head start on the festivities with its new handbook for the occasion, which features a cover by Bone writer/artist Jeff Smith. The CBLDF's Banned Books Week Handbook not only offers up a list of a few comics that have been banned in US schools and libraries -- including Bone, Fun Home, Watchmen, Sandman, Blankets, and Persepolis -- and the reasons why, but also debunks some of myths surrounding banned books.
DST Reveals Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates & More At C2E2
Diamond Select Toys unveiled a surprising amount of new Minimates and other figures this past weekend at C2E2 2014 in Chicago. Filling DST's booth were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates we saw at Toy Fair 2014 (but couldn't shoot at the time), along with the All New X-Men centric Marvel Minimates Series 59, an upcoming 8" Retro Captain America figure, and an upcoming Spider-Man villa
Vertigo Announces Six New Series
Vertigo fans may want to sit down. According to The New York Times DC Comics' mature readers imprint has announced six new titles coming this fall, including the finally-titled Sandman prequel announced last summer at San Diego Comic-Con International. On October 30, Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams' The Sandman: Overture #1 will arrive in stores, bringing an end to fans' some 17 year wait for new material.
DC Collectibles Solicitations For January 2013
A new year means new action figures, busts and statues from DC Collectibles, although official solicitation listings indicate the company will kick off 2013 with a relatively conservative amount of merchandise. In January DCC will roll out a new Death statue, a Frank Miller-style Superman statue, a Booster Gold bust and a New 52 Green Arrow action figure, with prices ranging from about $23 to $80,
A Happy Ending for ‘Sweet Tooth’, ‘Punk Rock Jesus’… And The Return Of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ [Vertigo Panel [SDCC]
DC Entertainment's final panel of the day focused on the Vertigo imprint, moderated by editor Karen Berger and featuring creators Sean Muprhy, Mike Allred, Rafael Albuquerque, Mark Buckingham,, Mike Carey, Jeff Lemire, Dan Abnett, Bill Willingham, Scott Snyder, and Dustin Nguyen, as well as editors Shelly Bond and Will Dennis. Sean Murphy discussed his Punk Rock Jesus series, Jeff Lemire promised a "not sad" ending to Sweet Tooth, and this guy named Neil Gaiman is doing a prequel to a comic book he started in 1989 called Sandman with J.H. Williams III.

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