How Lee & Kirby's "Fantastic Four" Birthed the Marvel Universe, Part 1
Legal | The San Diego Police Department is asking anyone with video of the July 26 car accident during the annual SDCC ZombieWalk: San Diego to come forward. Police already have several videos of the incident, in which a driver plowed into the crowd, injuring at least three people, but they are hoping to get additional information. [Fox 5 News]
Legal | A Tokyo District Court judge sentenced Hirofumi Watanabe to four years and six months in prison for sending more than 400 threatening letters to venues connected with the manga Kuroko’s Basketball. The 35-year-old man admitted during his first day in court that he had sent the threatening letters, but he also refused to apologize or pay restitution and says he does not feel guilty. [Anime News Network]
Chris Wilson’s blog, The Graphic Classroom is designed to recommend comics to teachers and librarians, but the educator recently served in another way when he was contacted by a young boy named Sam who wasn’t allowed to count his comics reading for his third-grade reading program.
Sam wasn’t satisfied with the rationale his teacher gave him, so with the support of his parents he made comics in education the subject of his science project and contacted Wilson for research data. Wilson gave him plenty, including his own thoughts, citations from Scott McCloud, and a PowerPoint presentation. It’s a great story, but you’ll have to visit The Graphic Classroom for the ending.
(via The Comics Reporter)