Comics A.M. | 'Bad Batman' arrested in string of armed robberies

Crime | Deputies in Orange County, Florida, have arrested a man suspected of committing eight armed robberies -- two of which while dressed as Batman. Investigators say 26-year-old Juan Carlos Nieves Morales -- dubbed the "Bad Batman" -- kicked off the string of crimes on Jan. 22, targeting Dollar Stores, food stores and even a paint shop. He allegedly entered the businesses armed with a black or silver handgun, and demand cash, and sometimes even property, from the employees. [CBS12, WDBO]

Legal | Lauren Orsini mulls over the legal problems several manga collectors have run into with their erotic titles, and decides not to load up on doujinshi (fan comics) while she is in Japan. She takes the opportunity to have a long conversation about it with Charles Brownstein, executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which helped with the defense in several cases. [Forbes]

Retailing | Acknowledging that "we've entered the era of the graphic novel," former DC Comics president and publisher Paul Levitz offers some advice to comics retailers about how to cater to readers who prefer their stories in big chunks rather than monthly installments. [ICv2]

Manga | One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has posted the main visual for the upcoming feature film One Piece Gold, the 13th anime film based on the popular manga series. [Crunchyroll]

Creators | Alex Segura edits Archie Comics' Dark Circle line by day, and writes his own gritty whodunits by night. "Maybe I’m a little twisted, but I see a bit of noir in Archie, so it doesn’t strike me as weird to shift between the two," he said. [The Guardian]

Creators | Georgia Dunn, creator of the webcomic Breaking Cat News, talks about pursuing her dream of being a full-time cartoonist through good times and bad. [Laugh Tracks]

Creators | Ryan Porter interviews three creators about their graphic memoirs: Teva Harrison, whose In-Between Days (due out in April) discusses her life after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer; Georgia Webber, who chronicled her vocal injury in Dumb; and MariNaomi, whose Turning Japanese, which will debut at Toronto Comic Arts Festival, draws on her experiences in a hostess bar. [Toronto Star]

Creators | Artist Charlie LaGreca talks about some of his possessions, including his Kolinsky sable brush and the original cover art from Scott McCloud's Zot! #34. [5280]

Advice | Neill Cameron has some tips for making sure your comic is legible. [Neill Cameron]

Retailing | High Class Comics has moved from its Minneapolis, Minnesota, location to nearby Dayton's Bluff. The store, which has only been in business for nine months, simply outgrew the space, said owner Bjorn Brosdahl. [Lillie News]

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