Off-Panel: June 26, 2015

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“Expressing their frustration with the casting for the new Fantastic Four film, comic book fans across the country were reportedly adamant Monday that the superhero the Human Torch should be played by an actor who is actually engulfed in flames.”

I love The Onion (a joke article site, if you aren’t familiar with them) on any given day, but this day I love them the most.

“Harley Quinn has gone through a bit of an identity crisis throughout her years in DC. Since her animated debut, Harley has gone from the sidekick and girlfriend of Joker to her own full-on character, ranging from animated series to comics, video games, and a guest spot in the TV series Arrow–and now she’s on the big screen in Suicide Squad.”

In which Women Write about Comics ranks Harley Quinn’s outfits.

“But why does every atrocity, horrific as each is, become an instant contest for who is properly expressing public outrage?”

Seven cartoonists discuss the Charleston shootings and say important, real things.

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