- The Christian Science Monitor has a new article about gays in superhero comics. If the basic content about comics being a bad influence on kids, that comics are for kids in the first place and that gay marriage is wrong isn't proof enough that they're several decades behind the curve of popular culture, the fact that the title of the article begins "Holy Matrimony, Batman!" should be a good tip on what decade they apparently still think it is.
- Julian Sanchez has an interesting take on why copyright restrictions are so long. It has less to do with holding on to Mickey Mouse, but more to do with protecting Mickey Mouse from himself.
- Todd Klein has a two-part look at DC's production department circa 1979. Probably not of interest to everybody, but it's a fascinating (to me) look at how comics were actually put together in the late 1970s. Part 1, Part 2.
- On the subject of history, Maggie Thompson has a short story about how she first met her husband, one of fandom's biggest BNFs: Don Thompson.
- Gene Kannenberg points out several current CFPs relating to comics including The Adventures of Tintin, The Comics Get Medieval 2013, International French-Language Comics, Superhero Costumes and Comics Panels at NEMLA.