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

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

Creators | Legendary artist Gene Colan, who was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and other health issues, is expected to be sent home today. Colan, 82, will receive daily visits by a nurse for the next month. [Clifford Meth]

Events | Deb Aoki and Robert Selna cover the Saturday opening of the New People J-Pop complex in San Francisco’s Japantown. The vision of Viz Media founder Seiji Horibuchi, the $15-million center is designed to serve as a hub for Japanese comics, animation, music, fashion and film. [New People]

Awards | Girl Genius creators Kaja and Phil Foglio deliver their Hugo Awards acceptance speech in comics form. Girl Genius, Vol. 8, was named Best Graphic Story at Worldcon. [Girl Genius Online]

Sales charts | The latest New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller List goes something like this: Batman, Green Lantern, Batman, Green Lantern, vampires, vampires. [The New York Times]

Crime | Police in Romeoville, Illinois, have arrested a 21-year-old man suspected in a string of armed robberies that included Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics in Lockport. [The Bolingbrook Sun]

Crime | U.S. Customs officials in Los Angeles have seized thousands of counterfeit Spider-Man children’s clogs from China that would retail for more than $750,000. [NBC Los Angeles]

Publishing | Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort provides an overview of what an assistant editor does. [Marvel.com]

Creators | Brian Heater continues his three-part interview with Bryan Talbot, who discusses his anthropomorphic steampunk detective-thriller Grandville: “It’s a bit like Wind in the Willows meets Sin City.” [The Daily Cross Hatch]

Creators | Tom Spurgeon talks at length with Josh Neufeld about A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. [The Comics Reporter]

Creators | Jill Pantozzi chats with Amanda Conner about DC Comics’ Power Girl: “A lot of times, the people who do feel like it’s sexist haven’t even read the book. So they don’t get the, wink-wink, nudge-nudge, of it, you know?” [Girls Entertainment Network]

Creators | George Perez attended the ninth annual Fetish Con, held over the weekend in Tampa: “I’m a big Fetish Con fan. It’s wonderful to meet these free-spirited people. Everyone here is accepted for whatever their kinky bend is.” [Tampa Tribune]

Art | Todd Klein begins a multi-part study of the evolution of the Captain America comics logo. [Todd’s Blog]

Pop culture | A redesigned Spider-Man balloon will debut in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The original balloon was retired after the 1998 parade. [New York Post]

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