Here’s your regular dose of the comics Blog-o-verse:
- You may have heard of National Novel Writing Month, which comes every November and features lots of would-be writers aspiring to churn out a novel in a month, then usually falling about 270 pages short. At Yet Another Comics Blog you can find more info on NaGraNoWriMo, or National Graphic Novel Writing Month.
- The Newsarama blog has a couple pieces of note. First, Paramount studios is looking to adapt The Killer, a great French assassin book being republished by Archaia Studios Press. Second, they have a link to Wonder Woman costume accessories, which I think are the same ones worn by the (male) clerk at my comics shop this week.
- Calvin Pitt takes a daring step: Offering praise for Annihilation Conquest.
- Walt Disney did have a handshake agreement to let the University of Oregon use Donald Duck as a mascot. Yet another myth examined by Comics Should be Good.
- The pending Hollywood writers strike and bad ratings might mean no Heroes: Origins.
- Christopher Butcher at Comics212 offers his optimistic take on whether a comic shop can succeed while focusing on graphic novel and TPB sales. He writes in response to a much more pessimistic missive from Brian at Tilting at Windmills.
- Doom DeLuise announces that after 26 weeks of his spiteful (and hilarious) Countdown reviews, he finally has something nice to say.
- Can comic books stop terrorism? A German state wants to know.
- Neil Gaiman has a thoughtful post on Bone, and also explains why he’s glad he moved away from Sandman.