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Tensions in the comic book community rose today when Taduz Lemke, a local gypsy man, put an ancient black magic curse on Marvel writer Rick Remender in response to Remender’s latest issue of Uncanny Avengers. In the issue, Remender has the Scarlet Witch call the Romani ethnic group “a religion,” playing up stereotypes about the historically persecuted ethnic minority and their perceived mysticism.
DC Comics has gotten some bad press the last decade or so due to the comically Dilbertesque corporate blundering that seems to cause multiple well known creators to walk off DC books approximately once every three week. Somewhere in one of the 52 known universes, a composed and savvy Dan Didio is listening to the criticism of fans and the press and reacting with positive changes. That’s not this universe, though.
Y’know those 3D covers that DC’s putting on all of their September comics? According to Dan Didio, those covers are really expensive to print. How expensive? According to a report from the Comics Beat, DC will take a loss on every cover they print, despite DC raising the prices on all of their September issues to help cover costs.
A question Microsoft has answered many times in recent days to their more DRM-centric service with XBox One and how it relates to Steam is,’ will they be offering the types of sales that Steam does?’ Everytime, they have been quick to remind people that Steam doesn’t allow you to lend your games out, like you can with XBox One. If this code is any indication, they may not be able to say that about Steam much longer.