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Comix Talk for Monday, June 20, 2011

I saw X-Men: First Class this weekend. It was a lot better than I expected and one of the few superhero movies with big casts to handle all of them fairly well.  Hands-down funniest cameo of the decade (so far...).  Still can someone explain to me why they need to muck around so much with the history of X-Men? Would the movie not have worked with actual first X-Men Scott Summers instead of brother-come-lately Alex Summers?

AWARDS: Emily Carroll wins this year's Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding webcomics creator for His Face All Red, Dream Journals, The Death of José Arcadio, Out the Door, The Hare’s Bride. The nominations were all top-notch.

AN END?:  No secret that there's trouble in Webcomics Nation this year... from the awful conversion of Comicspace.com to a spam-clogged wordpress platform to the complete lack of new announcements (including the lack of any news on the longer rumored Duke Nukem Forever webcomicsnation 2.0 platform) you can now add almost losing the graphicsmash.com URL.  Fleen took a snapshot of the not-renewed URL which along with this post on the upcoming expiration of other key webcomic URLs for that company may have led to a renewal of the graphicsmash.com URL.

AW YEAH!:  Thanks Narbonic fans! -- you've already met the Kickstarter goal for Shaenon Garrity to publish a two volume set of the ENTIRE run of Narbonic.