Comics A.M. | Marvel, DC join Google+; Susie Cagle on her arrest

Publishing | Marvel and DC Comics are among the first companies to join Google+ as a part of the Google + Pages initiative, along with other early adopters like the WWE, Angry Birds, The Muppets and Pepsi. Companies that initially joined Google+ back when it first launched had their accounts shut down as Google worked on "building a similarly optimized business experience for Google+" like they had for individuals. Google+ Pages launched yesterday. [The Source, Marvel.com]

Creators | Cartoonist Susie Cagle shares her account of being arrested last week during Occupy Oakland. [AlterNet]

Digital | Digital comics distributor iVerse Media has received a $4 million private-equity investment for the expansion of marketing and product development for its Comics+ app. [TechCrunch]

Comics | They can't call it The Avengers, because, well, you know, but BOOM! Studios is reprinting the Eclipse series Steed and Mrs. Peel, written by Grant Morrison. The original miniseries, which ran in the early 1990s, comprised three issues, but BOOM! will be splitting it into six, priced at $3.99 each. [Multiversity Comics]

Creators | Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning discuss their work on DC's Resurrection Man. [USA Today]

Creators | Robot 6 contributor Brigid Alverson and Anime News Network reporter Crystal Hodgkins interview Hiro Mashima, creator of the whimsical shonen manga Fairy Tail. [MTV Geek]

Retailers | Chris Sims tours the Marvel Retailer Resource Center, saying that it is "a neat idea with a lot of potential that could easily help retailers, with a few major bugs that still need to be fixed." [ComicsAlliance]

Comics | Super Itch shows off some vintage issues of Stan Lee and Stan Goldberg's teen comic Kathy the Teenage Tornado. [Super Itch]

Scene | Kevin Czap reports in on the comics scene in Cleveland, hometown to such legendary creators as Harvey Pekar, Bill Watterson, and Brian Michael Bendis, as well as a fresh crop of young artists and writers. [The Comics Journal]

Conventions | Margaret O'Connell takes the long view in her report on New York Comic Con, giving a good overall view of this year's con and its evolution during its short life. [Sequential Tart]

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