John Rozum writes a comment about why he left DC’s comic, Static Shock. It will have some resonance for people who remember Static Shock’s co-creator Dwayne McDuffie’s posts about the difficulties he had writing for DC’s Justice League of America. Update: Comic Book Resources has more.
Colin Smith exhaustively examines the best and worst in comics in 2011 including thoughts on comics such as, Thor: Mighty Avenger, Journey Into Mystery, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1969, as well as pondering “The Death of Narrative Comics” and the DC reboot. A deeply thoughtful read.
Comics Alliance says good-bye to Barbara Gordon as Oracle and hello her as Batgirl in the DC relaunch, with some nice art by Phil Noto.
No more Plain Janes from DC. It’s nixing Minx, it’s line directed at girls. Shannon Smith breaks it down in bookstore terms. When Fangirls Attack has more.