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Osamu Tezuka Erotic Drawings Found

The daughter of the late Tezuka, frequently called “the god of manga,” unlocked a desk belonging to the artist which contained “a half-eaten piece of chocolate, a handwritten essay about Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and a bag of sketches, including a stash of erotic drawings by Tezuka.”

ECC’s Broadening Comics Readership Panel

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Greg Rucka, Sina Grace, and Rachel Edidin were among the ECC panelists talking about how the comics industry can be more inclusive:

[DeConnick] pointed to the relaunch of “Captain Marvel,” formerly “Ms. Marvel,” with a new first issue despite its lesser sales numbers. “Marvel books in the low [20,000]s get canceled. We got outsold by ‘Red She-Hulk.’ … And they let us keep going. They not only let us keep going, they supported us.”

But as Rucka said, “For every ‘Ms. Marvel,’ there’s everything that DC put out.”

New ElfQuest Collections Coming From Dark Horse

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Dark Horse has announced The Complete ElfQuest vol. 1, a 720-page collection of the fantasy storyline known as “The Original Quest,” and the ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition. According to Dark Horse’s press release: “Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding Pini’s original art as a fan can get.”

 

And Finally…

Hugh Jackman sings Wolverine: The Musical: