Off-Panel: April 21, 2015

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

“Word around the outer rim is Ortobix, the company behind the Sphero robotic ball, helped create the rolltastic BB-8 Droid from the upcoming Star Wars movie. And ever since BB-8 rolled across the stage at last week’s Star Wars convention, I’ve wanted one. Well, someone with a bit more gumption than I hacked together a tiny BB-8 from a Sphero and it’s fantastic.”

I’m a little in disbelief that Panelteer Paul hasn’t done this yet.

“Eternal feuds, reincarnation, lost civilisations, underworld drama – what more could anyone want?”

This 21 Indian graphic novels list is pretty great. I’ve read some of these, and the ones I haven’t just went on my list.

“There’s a long-standing debate in feminism about sexual empowerment: How do we know when someone is being sexually liberated versus being sexually objectified, since they sometimes can look similar from the outside?”

This is amazing.

Join us for Book Riot Live this November—hang out with people who love books, comics, and geeking out!


In 1975, Truman Capote published a short story that ended his literary career. Listen to Annotated on Apple Podcasts or Google Play to hear how.