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Comics professional/journalist Janelle Asselin criticizes new Teen Titans #1 cover, dares to question a teenaged girl having breast implants, becomes latest woman to get rape threats for expessing an opinion online [Anatomy of a Bad Cover: DC's New "Teen Titans" #1] [Daily Beast] [The Outhousers] [I Received Rape Threats After Criticizing a Comic Book] [Ending Sexual Harassment In Geek Culture] [What Are Misogynist Geeks So Afraid Of?] [An Open Letter to the Men Not Speaking Up About Harassment and Rape Threats] [26 April 02014]

Recent and potential Doctor Strange and related appearances:

» "Stephen Strange" is mentioned in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie as a threat to HYDRA

» Marvel's next big event is Original Sin, a murder-mystery; The Watcher Uatu is killed and his eyes taken; the MU's "Wikileaks"; [overview; Illuminati outed; Cap finds out he was mindwiped (if Cap does this without help then it's more Doc incompetence)] [press conference: Dr. Strange supposedly very involved, part of Black Panther's investigative team, teamed up buddy-cop style with "the Garth Ennis Punisher"?] [update: Original Sin #3 preview indeed shows Doc and Punisher together] [June solicits: Original Sin #4: "Dr. Strange and the Punisher team up for a daring raid."; update/preview: Punisher points gun at Doc] [update: Original Sin includes Mindless Ones with minds]

» Kurt Busiek's Astro City #11's Silver Adept story is filled with Doctor-Strange-esque goodness [including a Rintrah]

» Uncanny Avengers Annual #1 out next week [April solicits]: "The first appearance of the Avengers of the Supernatural! When the producers of the Mojoverse can't make a hit series they call on Mojo to gather an all-new, all-creepy Avengers!" [update: review; Doctor Strange, Blade, Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Manphibian and Satana; fun book!]

» Reminder: June solicits: New Avengers Annual #1: "Doctor Strange has faced the impossible time and again as an Avenger and the Sorcerer Supreme, but when he is called upon to fulfill an old debt to an enclave of techno-monks high in the Himalayas, even the good doctor may be beyond his limits!" [funny how he's more an Avenger than a Defender now]

» We have to wait all the way until June's New Avengers #20 to see what happens when Doc 'sold his soul'? June solicits: "How far is Doctor Strange willing to go to protect the Earth from the Great Society? Too far..."

» Kaluu involved with Mighty Avengers

» All-New X-Men #25 alt-reality splash page shows Illyana/Magik's "truer destiny" with Sorcerer Supreme accoutrements [review]

» July solicits: Silver Surfer #5: "The demon, Shuma Gorath, is ready to cast the Earth into Eternal Chaos! The problem is, if the Silver Surfer, the Hulk, and Dr. Strange can find a way to stop him." [by Slott/Allred]

» Back Issue #71 has a "Tryouts, One-Shots, and One-Hit Wonders" Marvel-anthology-titles theme; late Strange Tales and Dr. Strange's Marvel Premiere run discussed; has disappointing Dr. Strange cover with Clea in "brokeback" broken back pose (tits and ass visible in the same shot) [TwoMorrows Publishing] [ComicVine] [10 Most Ridiculous Broken Back Superheroine Poses]

» Metalocalypse Doc, Dormammu and Shuma-Gorath in the Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. cartoon ep "Stranger in a Strange Land" [io9]

» Mark Waid: "There are two characters in particular that loan themselves beautifully to digital comics: Doctor Strange, who I have ideas for, and Daredevil."

[25 April 02014]

Amazon acquires major digital comics platform ComiXology [PR @ CBR] [Comics Reporter collection of links/reactions] [CNet] [digital reading-content business-meme perfect fit] ["Like all industries whose products can now be digitized, comic books are facing the opportunities and challenges of a physical to digital evolution."] [trading one monopoly-closed ecosystem (Diamond) for another (ComiZon)?] [print comics were in such a direct-market ghetto that perhaps digital could have only helped in terms of publisher bottom lines pumping new blood/a second kind of consumer into comics, and they apparently have, print sales are up- but e-commerce is eating brick-mortar foot traffic for lunch- Amazon is already competing with comic shops and aggressively underpricing and demolishing brick-mortar book and electronics retailers- Amazon + ComiXology must look like a shark with a frickin' laser attached, to the Diamond-model comic shop not competing via "the shopping experience"] [ComicsPRO responds; paper is "the real thing" (tell that to iTunes); interesting 'comics shops dead or alive' comments] [retailer Dennis Barger: we just gave Amazon our customers' contact info and pull lists; the quirky-obscure will lose] ["predator" Amazon now clouds ComiXology's "clean win for comics, fans, publishing and even brick and mortar retailers"] [ What now for independent comic creators?; censorship, revenue-share concerns] [Comixverse Round-up; fate of already-bought digital comics? fate of creator-owned Submit?] [Diamond's own digital attempt closed earlier this year] [13 April 02014]

June's one-shot New Avengers Annual #1 by writer Frank Barbiere and artist Marco Rudy tells an oversized Dr. Strange solo story [12 April 02014]

MoCCA Fest in NYC this weekend! [1 April 02014]

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