Legal | The Japanese magazine Monthly Big Gangan has put the series Hi Score Girl on hold following allegations by the game company SNK Playmore that the manga is using its characters without authorization. The publisher, Square Enix, already recalled the five volumes of the series published so far and stopped releasing the manga digitally. [Anime News Network]
Creators | Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver talk about bringing Wonder Woman to Gotham City in their two-part story for DC Comics’ new digital first anthology Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman. [Hero Complex]
Creators | Sonny Liew, creator of Malinky Robot and the artist of The Shadow Hero (written by Gene Luen Yang) was born in Malaysia, went to school in Singapore, then went to college in the United Kingdom and art school in the United States on his way to becoming a comics creator. There wasn’t much of a homegrown comics scene when Liew was growing up, so he read mostly imports, but that’s changing, and his newest project is an anthology featuring creators from the region. [The Malay Mail]
Creators | Wendy and Richard Pini talk Elfquest, 36 years after the first issue came out. The story isn’t over yet, as Dark Horse is publishing the final arc, as well as several collected editions. [Comics Alliance]
Creators | Paul Gravett interviews U.K. creator Matilda Tristram, whose journal comic records her experience with going through cancer treatments while pregnant with her first child. [Paul Gravett]
Creators | Steve Morris talks to Jörg Tittel, whose graphic novel Ricky Rouse Has a Gun is set in a theme park beset by terrorists. [Comic Spire]
Collecting | Archie Comics Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit shows off her collection of Archie memorabilia, which is on display in the Salt Lake City Main Library. Despite her marriage to the late Michael Silberkleit, son of Archie co-founder Louis Silberkleit, she built up the collection on her own: “He wasn’t into preserving. When I first met him, the first time going to his place, I remember seeing a 10-cent comic book lying on the floor that was moldy and dirty. I was like, ‘Ack!’ I’ve always been involved in collecting antiques — furniture, frames, whatever; I love the preservation of history. And there was nobody that seemed to have any interest in it, so it was just something I would do. I’d go running up to my husband and say, ‘Honey, look what I just came home with! I found a lunchbox in an antique store! And look at this puzzle!'” [Salt Lake City Weekly]
Commentary | Kate Polak considers different ways of “seeing” extreme situations from far away, as depicted in J.P. Stassen’s Deogratias and Art Spiegelman’s Maus. [The Hooded Utilitarian]
Conventions | Hero Bot Con has a new name and a new venue: The three-year-old connvention, which takes place this weekend, is moving to the First Arena in Elmira, New York, and is now the Twin Tiers Comic-Con. Ethan Van Sciver will be the featured comics guest, and he will be doing head sketches of some lucky attendees. [Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin]
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