News & Things: Welcome to 2014!

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P. Craig Russell on Murder Mysteries

Interview with Russell about the new edition of Murder Mysteries, his collaboration with Neil Gaiman about the murder of an angel in heaven.

Fantagraphics to Publish Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It 

Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins talk about their upcoming anthology and Japan’s gay manga scene.

What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2014?

Duke University tells us what works of film and literature could have entered the U.S. public domain this year–if not for the 1976 Copyright Act. (The public domain is important, ya’ll.)

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X-Treme X-Men #10, art by Stephen Segovia.

The Year’s Top 10 LGBT Moments in Comics

The Advocate’s end-of-year countdown, from Batwoman to X-Treme X-Men.

Marvel’s New Groom is…Deadpool

The Merc with the Mouth is tying the knot in April, and Marvel’s revealed one hell of a wedding invitation. Just don’t ask where they’re honeymooning.

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Monster Porn: Amazon Cracks Down on America’s Latest Sex Fantasy

Business Insider on the trend of erotic ebooks featuring aliens, monsters (Moan for Bigfoot, etc.), and supernatural creatures–and why Amazon’s taking them down.

And Finally…

Neko: The Cat by April Malig and Hwei Lin Lim, is a creepy, atmospheric, and beautiful horror story in 12 panels. Go read.

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Neko: The Cat by April Malig and Hwei Lin Lim.

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