Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

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Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

Legal | New York City-based law firm Levi & Korsinsky on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit challenging Disney’s $4-billion purchase of Marvel Entertainment. Like the earlier lawsuit filed by Marvel shareholder Christine Vlatos, this one claims the proposed transaction undervalues Marvel’s stock. [press release]

Business | DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson continues her interview tour, assuring retailer-oriented website “we’re going to be looking for a real publisher” to succeed Paul Levitz as head of DC Comics: “This is not about replacing someone with a cyborg unit that will answer to me. We want a publishing expert.”

At MTV’s movie-focused Splash Page, Nelson highlights DC’s Vertigo imprint as “an area of great interest” that “could potentially offer amazing stories for our future television video game, digital and consumer products businesses.” [, Splash Page]

Publishing | CLAMP will end its six-year-old fantasy Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle with the Sept. 30 issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. The 28th and final collected volume will ship on Nov. 17 in Japan. [Anime News Network]

Publishing | The Beano publishes its 3,500th issue this week. [Forbidden Planet International]

Publishing | Koh Hui Theng offers a brief snapshot of the Singapore comics industry. [Asia One]

Publishing | Tokyopop is looking for a business administration clerk. [job listing]

Events | Tommy Hill goes beneath the New York Comic Con tent at last weekend’s Brooklyn Book Festival. [Columbia Spectator]

Education | Emma Tower spotlights the masters-level creative writing course at Edinburgh’s Napier University, which will be the first in Britain to include comic books. [The Journal]

Retailing | John Tanasychuk profiles Lauderhill, Florida’s Tate’s Comics, winner of the 2009 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retail Award. “It’s like winning the best director Academy Award,” says owner Tate Ottati. [Sun-Sentinel]

Creators | Evan Dorkin discusses his collaboration with Jill Thompson, Beasts of Burden, and more. [Broken Frontier]

Creators | The Vancouver Sun has a multi-part profile of local artist Camilla d’Errico (Tanpopo, Nightmares & Fairy Tales, Sky Pirates of Neo Terra). [Vancouver Sun]

Comics | Ben Morse takes a fond look at the John Ostrander-penned (later with Kim Yale) Suicide Squad. [The Cool Kids Table]

Blogosphere | Alan David Doane launches a new blog with familiar names such as Christopher Allen, Johnny Bacardi, Alex Ness, Matt Springer and Diana Tamblyn. [Trouble With Comics]

Art | Daryl Cagle walks through his process for a pair of editorial cartoons. [Daryl Cagle]

Pop culture | Boneshaker author Cherie Priest puts together a steampunk primer while Sarah Hope Williams delves into the history of stitchpunk. [The Clockwork Century,]