More linkblogging! Here are some (mostly) non-Flash-related posts on general comics, fandom, and online community issues.
Orbital Vector analyzes an aspect of super-speed that’s usually glossed over: Just How Old is the Flash, subjectively? (via dhusk’s comment on the Flashes’ experience post)
Techland has eight questions for comics creators to consider before putting a book on the market. (via @SpeedsterSite)
Multiversity Comics looks at some of the pros and cons of waiting for the trade.
Comic Vine has 5 Things to be Aware of When Buying Back Issues.
What do websites with open comments do when they realize that people are jerks? Reining in Nasty Comments. (via @ThisIsTrue) I’m reminded of Penny Arcade’s expression of the Greater Internet ****wad Theory (NSFW language): Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Total ****wad.
Technologizer tracks down the origin of the term Fanboy (via The Beat)
High Five Comics considers The Problem with Madame Lady Girl-Woman.
In the 1940s, Crash Comics introduced a super-hero named Blue Streak. He was a “skilled fighter.” With that name, how did they not make him a speedster?
There have been a lot of articles on the battle for the future of Comic-Con International, but one question jumped out at me in this one at Deadline Hollywood: Jeff Katz asks, “Are you a fan show with trade elements, or are you a trade show that lets in fans…or is there a happy medium?”