News & Things: iZombie, Yuu Watase


Marvel Comics API Launches

Marvel is unveiling a new programming interface that gives developers “the tools to create their own Marvel-based apps and digital offerings.”

iZombie Pilot Greenlit

iZombie art by Michael Allred.

The CW has greenlit a pilot for a series based on Chris Roberson and Michael Allred’s iZombie, about a zombie named Gwen who gains the memories of the brains she eats.

Yuu Watase Blogs About Editorial Harassment 

Mangaka Yuu Watase (Fushigi Yugi, Ayashi no Ceres) blogs about experiencing harassment from an editor who “”bulldozed [her] ideas to make room for his own.”

Ms. Marvel Leads A Flurry of Female Superheroes

USA Today talks to G. Willow Wilson about Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel.


The Walk to Wuthering Heights

Emily Sullivan travels to Haworth, the home of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte:

“Between such a tragic family history and their dramatic surroundings it becomes very obvious why the Brontës wrote the way they did. Charlotte once called Haworth a ‘strange, uncivilized little place.’ The landscape is rugged and raw and when the wind blows (which is normally the case) it chills you to the bone. And yet, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Pop in your headphones and play some particularly dramatic music and you could be the star of your own gothic romance…not that I would know anything about that.”

House of 1,000 Manga: Flowers of Evil

Shaenon K. Garrity reviews Shuzo Oshimi’s nihilistic junior high manga, Flowers of Evil.

Keeping Teen Titans From Getting Old

After the cancellation of the most recent incarnation of the Teen Titans, Tom Bondurant looks at the team’s place in the DC Universe and where it can go from here.

And Finally…

Excited for The Shadow Hero, the upcoming superhero graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew? has several preview strips, presented in color for the first time:

The Shadow Hero. Art by Sonny Liew.
Kayleigh Hearn

Kayleigh Hearn

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