Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Link roundup

1. "The rise and incredible fall of a vicious extortion ring that preyed on prominent gay men in the 1960s." Thank god that sort of thing doesn't still go on today. Via.

2. High school drug kingpin: "Authorities valued the drug operation at more than $3 million and say they believe the 17-year-old was grossing more than $20,000 a month." Via.

3. Image's Eric Stephenson:

Part of what we do is make good comics, and we want to be the best version of Image Comics. But part of what we do is create a sustainable market. It has to be a part of what we do. Things like Saga and Walking Dead and Fatale, these are things that people want to return to. People can recommend these things to their friends, even people that don't read comics. As opposed to tailchasing events, these yearly spike makers, but who's going to be talking about AvX ten years from now.

4. Raise your hand if you're surprised by the news that Andrew Stanton's next project is going to be Finding Nemo 2. It was either that, or some direct to DVD Cars spinoff.

5. DC Universe Club Infinite Earths Uncle Sam available for preorder at the BBTS. Metron's also available for the moment, at least. Relatedly, it'll be interesting to see if the Superboy and Miss Martian Young Justice figures get funded.