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Comics A.M. | Chris Claremont donates archives to Columbia

Chris Claremont

Creators | Longtime Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont is donating his archives to Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The collection includes materials for all of his major writing projects over the past 40 years, notebooks with story ideas, drafts of short stories, plays, novels and comic books, and materials from his early training in the theater and his career as an actor. “We hope this is the first of more comics papers to come to the University,” said Karen Green, Columbia University’s ancient/medieval studies librarian and graphic novel librarian. “We want it to be a magnet for these kinds of archives in New York City, where the comics medium was born.” [Publishers Weekly]

Awards | USA Network and DC Comics’ Burn Notice webcomic has won a Media Vanguard Award from Advertising Age. [Advertising Age]

Creators | Michael Cavna talks to two comics creators with very different takes on Occupy Wall Street, sequential journalist Susie Cagle, who was arrested as part of the Occupy Oakland protests, and conservative editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler, who walks past the Occupy D.C. site every day and regards it as “quaint,” smelly, and out of step with the rest of the country.” [Comic Riffs]

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USA Network partners with DC Comics on Burn Notice webcomic

Burn Notice: A New Day

USA Network has teamed with DC Comics to launch a webcomic — or, rather, “an interactive graphic novel” — for Burn Notice, the cable channel’s hit action series.

USA Today’s Whitney Matheson reports that A New Day is designed to bridge the storylines between the fourth season, which ended with former spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) seemingly being welcomed back into the intelligence fold, and the fifth season, which premieres tonight.

Penned by Burn Notice writer Ryan Johnson and script coordinator Peter Laylaynis, illustrated by Tony Shasteen and overseen by series creator Matt Nix, Burn Notice: A New Day will run for 12 weeks, and include games, ciphers, video and more. Burn Notice returns tonight at 9 ET/PT on USA.

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