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Marvel's Feb Sales

Paul O'Brien's monthly sales analysis.


By fnord12 | March 30, 2007, 4:19 PM | Comics | Link



Unstable Molecules or Mythril?

Some electrical engineers in Illinois created 'smart' fabric. It's essentially like chainmail, except the chains and links are super super tiny. About 500 micrometers. So the material is very flexible.

Because the rings and links can slide and rotate against each other, the fabric possesses unique mechanical and electrical properties. For example, the electrical resistance changes when the fabric is stretched. These properties could prove useful for the development of smart fabric and wearable electronic devices for pervasive computing.

"The first layer of fabric could consist of silicon islands with embedded circuits or sensors," said Liu, who also is affiliated with the university's Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.

"The resulting fabric could generate electricity, detect movement or damage, or serve some other active role," Liu said.
[emphasis mine]

Big deal. I'm constantly generating electricity.


By min | March 30, 2007, 12:00 PM | Comics & Science | Link



¿Quien Es Mas Doom?


By fnord12 | March 27, 2007, 2:04 PM | Comics & Star Wars | Link



Surely it's a joke

I was reading this post on Tom Brevoort's blog about fan reactions (and Secret Wars!), but this was in the comments:

I hope that you are successful with Steve's Death. I hope you are happy in your smug little world. I for one, have stopped all my comics, wont buy the new Iron man movie I was waiting for, wont play any of the iniative in my MUA [Marvel Ultimate Alliance] game. I am sure you will look at the numbers and smile. But I look at you like I look at Tony Stark now. Your a sucess, but whats that smell.

He's... kidding, right? RIGHT???


By fnord12 | March 22, 2007, 6:11 PM | Comics | Comments (2)| Link



Why Marvel doesn't take their critics seriously

People are complaining that Ares was making too much as a construction worker and can't Bendis even do basic research?


By fnord12 | March 21, 2007, 11:45 AM | Comics | Comments (2)| Link



What kind of message is that for the children?

Strength Level: Arnim Zola possesses the normal human strength of a male athlete in his prime, despite the fact that he does not exercise and is over a half-century-old.

P.S. - Why are my favorite super villains the ones with giant heads?


By fnord12 | March 9, 2007, 4:18 PM | Comics | Comments (1)| Link



I'm an X-Man, with the power of Godlessness!

PZ Myers


By fnord12 | March 8, 2007, 6:37 PM | Comics & Liberal Outrage & Science | Link



I was promised half naked girls and cute anime chicks.

The Beat:

Looking at this slideshow from a PHILADELPHIA TV station looking at the New York Comic-con you begin to see just why everyone wants to cover it: so pervy photogs can take pictures of half naked girls and cute anime chicks.

I went to look at the slideshow (so i could personally condemn these pervy photographers for being so sleazy and exploitive, of course), but i didn't really see what they were referring to. One girl dressed as Link might qualify as "cute anime chick" and there was a girl dressed as Jabba-slave Leia, but that's 2 pictures out of 30+. Am i missing something?


By fnord12 | March 2, 2007, 4:55 PM | Comics | Link



Marvel Sales

January.


By fnord12 | March 2, 2007, 4:54 PM | Comics | Link



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