And focusing on Marvel and DC at the expense of the dozens of other publishers in comics, and then declaring comics a failure at San Diego Comic-Con, is incredibly myopic. It’s a mistake to think that Marvel and DC are all that mattered, that their new events or announcements dictate the future of capital-c Comics. Marvel and DC are comics, just like the other publishers, and they make some great ones when they let the creators do their own thing. But at this point? You can’t treat them like the entirety of the comics industry, or even two companies that can dictate the future of comics. They run the movies, and that’s cool, but running comics? It’s just not true any more. Image in particular outsells Marvel in the book market as far as trade paperbacks go, and that holds true in the comics market lately, too. That’s no coincidence. People enjoy Marvel and DC, but they want more than Marvel and DC.

If the announcements from the Big Two felt lackluster, but the fans still had a great time, how did comics fail? That sounds like a Marvel & DC problem. Vertical debuted Moyoco Anno’s brand new book In Clothes Called Fat at the show, a comic geared toward adult women. They sold out of Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday?, a romance/cooking comic. At Image, we sold out of Greg Tocchini & Rick Remender’s Low, an aquatic sci-fi tale, and Nick Dragotta & team’s Howtoons, a comic geared toward getting kids interested in the science through practical play. Boom! burned through Lumberjanes, a comic about girls at camp. These aren’t your normal comics, and people were eating them up.

After two bad “Comic-Con was bad for comics!”/”Comic-Con was good for comics!” pieces, io9 lets iamdavidbrothers do his thing, and the result is—surprise surprise—a great piece that’s head and shoulders above the traditional (print) comic coverage on the site*.

(* I specify print because Lauren does really good webcomics stuff over there, because Lauren is great.)

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safety-officer-barto:

dreamperforminspire:

seasonalhaven:

From Anna’s POV

Mangaka/Artist: A-KA

Always reblog. Most amazing and unique sketches.

Holy crap I realized a quarter of the way through what I was looking at and freaked

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astrotastic:

Jesus Christ you guys.

If you wish to make waffles from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

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thethirdnewestoriginal:

Matilda, Directed by Danny DeVito. (1996)

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Matilda, Directed by Danny DeVito. (1996)

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awwww-cute:

It’s rainy season here in Florida, and Nymeria can’t stand the thunder. The only way to calm her down is to hold her like this

awwww-cute:

It’s rainy season here in Florida, and Nymeria can’t stand the thunder. The only way to calm her down is to hold her like this

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jon-snow:

god bless sdcc

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First footage of The Legend of Korra Video game by Platinum games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRYc1p00m0

oh my god

this makes me want to watch the show

this makes me want a ps4

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A jaw-dropping experience, so rigorously one-dimensional and free from even the pretense of intelligence it’s hard not to be astonished and even mesmerized by what is on the screen. — on point LA Times review of the movie Starship Troopers, which you should go watch right now