News & Things: A day late, but not a dollar short

News

Ms. Marvel Reinvented As Muslim Teen
G. Willow Wilson was interviewed by Jian Ghomeshi on radio show Q. As a bonus, he also interviewed Jenna Talackova, the Canadian model who recently became the first transgender Miss. Universe contestant.

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Batman Art the Public Hasn’t Seen in Nearly 50 Years
13th Dimension shares some Silver Age Batman art, in anticipation of IDW restoring and publishing the old strips.

Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four
In 1994, Roger Corman made the first big screen adaptation of The Fantastic Four. It was never released. This documentary includes set footage, interviews, and more.

Room Is Seeking Submissions
Room, a Canadian literary journal, is seeking submissions for an upcoming issue devoted to geek girls. They want poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, graphic literature, and critical essays. Open until January 31.

Commentary

Four Totally Reasonable Video Game Predictions For 2014
Exactly what the title says (kind of), but it’s a comic!

Archer Creator Adam Reed Talks About Blowing Up His Show’s Premise
In this in-depth interview, Reed talks with the AV Club about the dramatic changes he’s made to the popular cartoon. Spoilers, obviously.

Don’t Be a Dick: A Comic About How to Talk About Comics
This new Ladydrawers comic from Katie Cook and Janelle Asselin explains how to talk about comics without being, well, a dick.

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Throne Of Blood
This latest Essential Retro review from The Dissolve tackles Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 adaptation of Macbeth, Throne of Blood.

Image Announces New Titles at Image Expo
Janelle Asselin talks about the titles she’s anticipated, and more importantly, about the lack of diversity among Image’s pool of creators.

Resources

Documenting All Comic Book Burnings In the US In the 1940s and 1950s
This chart will be useful, if you’re writing about the shameful practice of burning comics.

And finally…

How to Build A Fictional World, an animated TED Talk from Kate Messner.

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