Interview: John Scalzi talks with Jim Ottaviani, author of a graphic novel about Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Interview: Mark Julian interviews talented director Sam Liu. You’ve seen his work on Hulk Vs., All-Star Superman, and Planet Hulk.
Minimum Wage and the Prices of Comics: In 2010, the US Federal Minimum Wage was $7.25 per hour. Figuring a 36 hour work week (factoring in unpaid lunches), it meant that someone working a minimum wage job was earning $261.00 per week before paying any taxes. In 2010, the average cover price for a typical 32 page superhero comic was $2.99 (1). In other words, to purchase ONE comic would cost 1.15% of someone’s weekly income.
BookFinder.com reports Top 100 most sought after out-of-print books in 2011. It’s a bit heart-breaking to see some titles I have sitting on my own shelf, like Bradbury’s Dark Carnival and Smith’s Labyrinth, on the list. How do books still demand go out of print in this day and age? Personally, I this is a list of a hundred reasons we need Google Books to move forward already.
The influential American fiction magazine, Weird Tales has a new editor, and a new direction. It’s hard to overstate the importance the magazine has played as a platform for genre fiction. Founded in 1923, it has featured authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, C. M. Eddy, Jr., Clark Ashton Smith, and Seabury Quinn. Official link and statement from departing editor Ann Vandermeer.