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Diamond Comic Distributors

Diamond Comic Distributors

Retailing | An accident involving a truck carrying comics for Diamond Comic Distributors’ warehouse in Plattsburgh, New York, is expected to create delays for retailers serviced by that location. Earlier this week, Diamond’s headquarters in Timonium, Maryland, was shut down for two days after the region was slammed by winter storms. [ICv2.com]

Publishing | R. Crumb’s critically acclaimed, and heavily promoted, The Book of Genesis Illustrated reportedly has sold more than 120,000 copies since its release in October.  [Publishers Weekly]

Publishing | Kirkus Reviews, the well-regarded book-review journal closed in December after Nielsen Business Media failed to find a buyer, has been rescued by Herb Simon, owner of the Indiana Pacers NBA team. Editor & Publisher, whose closing was announced at the same time, was purchased last month by Duncan McIntosh Co. [Media Decoder]

Best of the decade | Rob Clough wraps up his look at the best comics of the ’00s. [The Comics Journal]

Northlanders, Vol. 2

Northlanders, Vol. 2

Creators | Scott Thill joins in on “Brian Wood Month,” talking with the writer about the 50th issue of DMZ, the return of DEMO, and his fondness for Northlanders: ““It’s my favorite book right now. It offers a fantastic creative edge, since each story in the series is unconnected to the one previous to it. That allows me to refine it as I go, so each volume of Northlanders is stronger than the one before it. I do a lot of research for it, and that’s been a real benefit. I never tire of learning about that history.” Related: IGN.com provides a Northlanders retrospective. [Underwire]

Creators | Faith Erin Hicks chats about Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere and her upcoming graphic novel from First Second, Friends with Boys. [The Halifax Commoner]

Creators | Author Perry Moore discusses his novel Hero, homophobia, gay characters in mainstream-superhero comics and more. [YALSA blog]

Comics | Jill Pantozzi recommends 10 graphic novels and trade paperbacks fans of Twilight: The Graphic Novel might enjoy. [Heartless Doll]

Comics | Rob Bricken counts down the “10 Most Clever Name-Puns and Pun-Names in Comics.” [Topless Robot]

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“An accident involving a truck carrying comics for Diamond Comic Distributors’ warehouse in Plattsburgh, New York, is expected to create delays for retailers serviced by that location.”

I like being right, but I’m actually sorry those locations won’t be getting their comics on time.

The “10 Most Clever Name-Puns and Pun-Names in Comics” column is the type of time waster I never read because I prejudge it to be a waste of time. (How’s that for circular logic?) I read it anyway.

I certainly think this is the first time anyone has said:

“Jack Kirby, you magnificent bastard.”

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