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Bundled, Tossed, Untied & Stacked: Publishing News

By Tom Spurgeon this preview of an IDW-published collection of Bill Sienkiewicz' work on New Mutants plays with a lot of comics-culture driven ideas. The notion that Bill Sienkiewicz's fun work on a teen mutant book (don't get me wrong; I own all of them) changed the course of comics is only true if you see comics from a mainstream-focused perspective. The thing is, a lot of people did back then, and a lot of people still do! We haven't really grappled with the notion of what it means that we had this comics-culture shift in the 1980s mainstream comics world within a wider shift outside of it, and how that changes our perspective on the rise of literary comics.
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