Off-Panel: May 7, 2015

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

“On Star Wars Day, Disney and Lucasfilm’s charity, Force for Change, announced a new online auction in association with eBay’s Giving Works for UNICEF – and all you have to do to donate is drop some cash on a sweet customized Stormtrooper helmet, designed by different artists worldwide.”

YES I CAN BUY A STORMTROOPER HELMET. I will do this for charity.

Avengers: Age of Ultron launches Phase 3 of Marvel’s movie universe. Which means even more interconnected stories, and brings us closer to the inevitable time when the universe is crushed under its own weight and has to restart from scratch.”

I hope none of these reboot ideas come to pass.

“Welcome to Issue 2 of our conversation about comics over drinks. This month Ali talks to the lovely Swapna Krisha about getting into comics as a grown-up, delicious summer shandies, and local comic shop intimidation tactics. Mind the arm flailing.”

SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT. I talk to Panelteer Ali about coming to comics later in life (over my delicious beer) on her podcast.


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