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Comics A.M. | ‘One Piece’ returns; Dubai as comics center?

One Piece, Vol. 70

One Piece, Vol. 70

Manga | The mega-popular series One Piece resumed publication in this week’s issue of Shonen Jump, after a two-week hiatus due to manga-ka Eiichiro Oda’s health problems following a tonsil infection. [Cruchyroll]

Comics | It seems like we are reading a lot about comics in the Arab world lately, and Egyptian graphic novelist Achraf Abd Elazim argues that the fourth major comics center (after New York, France and Belgium, and Japan) will be Dubai. [Your Middle East]

Comics | Michael Cavna kics off Comic Riffs’ celebration of Superman’s 75th birthday with a roundup of writers’ opinions on why the character has stood the test of time. [Comic Riffs]

Siegel and Shuster in 1979

Siegel and Shuster in 1979

Creators | Ahead of Friday’s premiere of Man of Steel, the Jewish News Service looks back at the creation of Superman and the crusade spearheaded by Neal Adams to secure credit, financial assistance and medical benefits for aging creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. [JNS.org]

Creators | Zak Sally settles in for a lengthy, in-depth interview with Peter Bagge, whose reminiscences include going to the School for Visual Arts for three semesters but never taking a comics course, and brief, not terribly inspiring, encounters with Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman. [The Comics Journal]

Creators | Tom Spurgeon talks to Christopher Forgues, a.k.a. C.F., whose latest graphic novel, Mere, debuted last month at the  Toronto Comic Arts Festival. [The Comics Reporter]

Creators | Chris Samnee discusses his work on Daredevil and the digital-first Adventures of Superman in the second part of a two-part interview (part one is linked in the intro in case, like me, you missed it). [Toucan]

Merchandising | Bandai’s cosmetics line marks the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon with a set of themed cosmetics, including a compact containing Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Shining Moon Powder. Wait, Bandai has a cosmetics line? [Comics Alliance]

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