Conventions | The Orange County Register previews WonderCon, which returns this weekend to Anaheim, California, and selects some of the highlights from the programming schedule, including panels dedicated to “Batman: The Zero Year,” The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. [Orange County Register]
Conventions | The Detroit News runs down the upcoming slate of Michigan conventions dedicated to comics, anime, fantasy/sci-fi, horror and collectibles, ranging from Shuto Con to Kids Read Comics! to Detroit FanFare. [The Detroit News]
Retailing | Beginning this week, one of the first things you’ll see coming off the Staten Island ferry is the island’s newest comics (and vintage memorabilia) shop, Hypno-Tronic Comics [DNAInfo.com]
Comics | ABC News talks to “a former member of the special operations community,” who wishes to remain anonymous, as well as to writer Nathan Edmondson, about Edmondson’s The Activity, the Image Comics series about special ops that occasionally has to alter details that come too close to the truth. [ABC News]
Comics | Aishwarya Subramanian takes a fascinating look at Timpa, an Indian comic that is unabashedly inspired by Tintin. [The Hooded Utilitarian]
Comics | Grady Hendrix looks affectionately back at the MAD Magazine film parodies that were not only great comics but also an introduction to popular culture for those of us of a certain age. [Film Comment]
Creators | Jess Fink discusses her new graphic novel We Can Fix It, in which she goes back in time to relive some sexy times — and can’t help offering some advice to her past self. Sounds complicated! [The Mary Sue]
Creators | Bill Baker talks to Moro Rogers about her new graphic novel City in the Desert, which Baker calls “the epitome of the perfect entry point comic.” [The Morton Report]
Creators | Darryl Cunningham discusses his upcoming non-fiction graphic novel How to Fake a Moon Landing, in which he debunks a number of scientific fallacies: “I just picked the most controversial issues. The subjects that were the most misunderstood by the general public and which needed most explanation.” [Graphic Novel Resources]
Creators | George O’Connor talks about the latest book in his Olympus series, Poseidon: Earth Shaker, in a set of video interviews. [MTV Geek]
Creators | Tom Hart talks about his own comics and his work as director (and co-founder) of the Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) [Gainesville Today]
Comics | Megan Purdy and her companions continue their Marvel comics roundtable with a discussion of Mary Jane, Miles Morales, and diversity issues in general. [Women Write About Comics]
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