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Comics A.M. | Injured actor sues ‘Spider-Man’ musical producers

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Legal | Daniel Curry, the actor who was seriously injured in August during a performance of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages, claiming the producers and other defendants knew a mechanical lift could be dangerous. Curry was hurt when an automated door pinned his leg; he suffered fractured legs and a fractured foot, and had to undergo surgeries and unspecified amputations. The producers have insisted the accident was caused by human error and not malfunctioning equipment. [The New York Times]

Events | Japan’s ambassador to France has expressed his country’s displeasure with a South Korean exhibit at the Angouleme International Comics Festival devoted to “comfort women” who were forced into sex slavery during World War II by the Japanese military. Ambassador Yoichi Suzuki said the exhibit, which attracted about 17,000 visitors, promotes “a mistaken point of view that further complicates relations between South Korea and Japan.” [GMA News, Yonhap News Agency]

Scribblenauts Unmasked

Scribblenauts Unmasked

Publishing | Following those Scribblenauts Unmasked variant covers published last month by DC Comics, DC Collectibles on Wednesday will unveil a toy line based on the video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. [The New York Times]

Passings | David Paul Brown, treasurer and online store manager of Prism Comics, passed away suddenly late last month. [Prism Comics]

Creators | Mark Waid and David Lloyd are interviewed ahead of the fourth annual Indian Comic Con, held this weekend in New Delhi. [Mid-Day]

Creators | Grand Blanc, Michigan, artist Ryan Stegman is profiled by a local newspaper as he moves from Marvel’s The Superior Spider-Man to the relaunched Wolverine. [MLive]

Comics | Prodita Sabarini spotlights 16-year-old Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel. [The Boston Globe]

Manga | Cara Fielder offers a beginner’s guide to manga. [The Guardian]

Commentary | Ben Towle notes that when some comic fans say there aren’t enough comics for kids, what they really mean is that Marvel and DC aren’t making enough superhero comics for kids. [Benzilla]

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Japan needs a reality check on the “comfort women” issue. A couple of years ago, I researched an article on the cartoons various South Korean agencies were producing to raise awareness of the issue, and at the time, the Japanese response was painfully indifferent. I see nothing has changed since.

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