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Around the Web February 28, 2014

Good news for all of you Calvin & Hobbes fans out there. Reclusive creator Bill Watterson is finally releasing new public work.  Watterson has created the poster for Stripped, a new documentary film that discusses the state of comic strips and features interviews with a few of my personal favorite cartoonists, such as Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots), Jim Davis (Garfield) and Bill Amend (Foxtrot).

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I can’t believe it’s been almost TWENTY years since the last Calvin & Hobbes strip… I feel old now.

Marvel and Netflix have announced that their new, original series will be shot in New York City.  The four previously announced series will feature Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist.  A fifth series will include all four heroes teaming up as The Defenders (think Avengers, but on a less global scale). This does, of course, mean that once again the Big Apple will get the crap kicked out of it by super-powered villains.

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If they were actually rebuilding New York as often the comics would have us believe, I think that the roads would be in far better shape.

With the latest sales numbers putting Xbox One solidly in second place behind the PS4, Microsoft has recently been considering cutting the price of the Xbox One. Conventional thinking says this is probably a good idea, since the Xbox One costing $100 more than the PS4 is probably a significant factor in the sales figure differences. At least one person, Erik Kain of Forbes, doesn’t agree with this. Kain thinks that maintaining the price, but selling the system in bundle packages with games is the best route. This will maintain the profitability of the console without significantly increasing costs for Microsoft, as well as helping to promote their big-name, exclusive titles, like Titanfall.

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What I found most interesting is that some people are actually pushing for Microsoft to dump the Xbox brand entirely. Even if the console is sitting at number two, I can’t fathom why they would do that.

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Around the Web September 13, 2013

This has been a great week for tech announcements. Everyone I know has been talking about the latest Apple Press Conference, but for me the more interesting news came from Sony. They have announced a new preferal called the PS Vita TV. This device allows you play your PS Vita games on your TV using a standard PS3 Dual Shock Controller.

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The box will also allow you to stream video services such as Netflix and Hulu and play your PS4 remotely (with a PS4 controller of course).

A while back I wrote about how awesome Greg Rucka’s Queen and Country is. Turns out, actress Ellen Paige is interested in playing British secret agent Tara Chase. Things are still in the early stages, but I’d love to see this project come to life.

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Check out Greg Rucka’s optimistic tweet about the news.

Finally, it is the 50th birthday of my top two favorite Marvel comics, X-Men and The Avengers. On September 10, 1963, issue #1 of both books was released. Both books were written by the great Stan Lee, with art from Jack “King” Kirby.

xmen1X-Men is the first comic I ever picked up and The Avengers has become one of my favorite titles, especially under the direction of Johnathan Hickman.

Also check out:

10 great X-Men stories from the last 50 years.

10 great Avengers stories from the last 50 years.

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