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

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Sales charts | Although Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World performed poorly at the box office, it continues to boost sales of the Bryan Lee O’Malley series on which it’s based. The six volumes claimed the top six spots on BookScan’s list of graphic novels sold in bookstores in August, followed at No. 7 by the latest volume of The Walking Dead, whose television adaptation debuts on Halloween on AMC. [ICv2.com]

Legal | The owners of BATS BBQ in Rock Hill, South Carolina, are digging in for a legal battle after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from DC Comics, which objects to their attempts to trademark the restaurant’s logo. [The Herald]

Publishing | Mark Millar discusses CLiNT Magazine, his new monthly venture with Titan Magazines that debuts today in the United Kingdom. [Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser]

Publishing | Calvin Reid spotlights Lerner Publishing Group’s four-year-old comics division. [Publishers Weekly]


Conventions | Mike Rhode interviews Jeff Alexander, executive director of the Small Press Expo, which will be held Sept. 11-12 in Bethesda, Maryland. [Washington City Paper]

Creators | David Itzkoff looks at the unsettled state of affairs of prolific writer Harvey Pekar who, when he passed away in July, had numerous projects in the pipeline. [The New York Times]

Creators | Longtime Archie Comics cartoonist Dan Parent talks about the introduction of gay teen Kevin Keller in this week’s Veronica #202: “”I see Kevin as the red-blooded American boy who just happens to be gay. I’m not really trying to make a social statement – if anything, just that Riverdale is a diverse and welcoming town.” [Bay Area Reporter]


Creators | Kevin Church and T.J. Kirsch, creators of the webcomic She Died in Terrebonne, chat about their collaboration on the crime mystery. [Avoid the Future]

Creators | Anne Ishii talks with Johnny Ryan about Detroit Metal City, the manga series by Kiminori Wakasugi. [TCJ.com]

Creators | Brian Heater wraps up his four-part interview with Dan Goldman. [The Daily Cross Hatch]

Comics | Douglas Wolk considers the difficulties of writing a long-running superhero serial like Fantastic Four, and looks back at the many series debuts of Wolverine. [Techland]

Comics | Bully hilariously highlights many of the countless — well, 59 or so — shell corporations used by Martin Goodman to publish Marvel comics. Or should that be “Marvel” comics? [Comics Oughta Be Fun!]