Carnival of souls

* I’m pretty happy with the way my Robot 6 piece on what’s wrong with the AV Club’s Best Comics of the ’00s list came out. Please give it a look.

* Elsewhere on Robot 6 I shouted, shouted, shouted out loud Tom Neely’s post-it portraits of metal musicians in corpse paint.

* Curt Purcell dashes himself against the rocks of event-comic tie-ins.

* It’s C.F.’s world, says Blaise Larmee, and we just live in it.

* RIP Ken Krueger, co-founder of the San Diego Comic-Con. These men gave us something wonderful.