Off-Panel: May 29, 2015

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

“It’s estimated at six books now. That’s what Ed thinks he’ll need to catch up to the present. It may well end up being seven books, but that’s our best guess at the moment. But the plan is to get to present day.”

OH MY GOODNESS, you guys: Hip-Hop Family Tree is going to be a monthly comic. This is so exciting! Congrats to Ed Piskor on the news.

The iMarvel search engine, created by Filix Mogilevsky, uses Marvel’s open API to search through the massive database that Marvel has at its fingertips and lets you find exactly what you’re looking for – if you’re looking for information on specific comic book titles or characters.

This is an actual game-changer for settling arguments in the back of the comic book shop. Obviously, the first thing I used it for was to look up Alpha Flight; it’s not super fleshed-out yet but the potential is exciting.

I didn’t expect this diversity campaign to be the perfect diversity campaign, and I don’t expect a publisher with diversity issues to pull out a time compression device and be able to rectify every lacking area of diversity within their organization and fictional universe in a very short amount of time.

Comic Book Resources offers a defence of the DC You campaign.

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