* At Comic Book Resources, retailer and Direct Market Advocate Brian Hibbs wonders about the future of periodical comics. At the Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon responds. Tom and I seem to be in the same boat, periodical comics-wise: “Today, there’s almost no periodical work I’m interested in buying that actually appears in comic shops, even when I have months of pent-up demand working in my favor.”
* At The Comics Journal, Kim Thompson posts his decades-old but still-relevant review of Detectives, Inc.
* Also at TCJ, Noah Berlatsky defines comics.
* At The Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon rounds up reader-recommended webcomics.
* BoingBoing gives Hicksville some love.
* Sean T. Collins looks at Black Hole by Charles Burns. I hadn’t realized so much was cut from the individual issues for the collected edition. Damn it, now I’m sorry I sold those off. Shouldn’t the hardcover be the definitive version of any collected comics?
* Uncomics: The Romulan cloaking device from Star Trek is now much closer to reality.
— Alan David Doane