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– Peter David, the man, the myth, the legend who recently suffered a stroke, shared an experience at his site in which he, surprisingly to the audience, showed up at Farpoint Convention in Baltimore. The response was him being brought on stage and earning a standing ovation that lasted a few minutes, and then earning well wishes from everyone who came by him. Sometimes, comic fans can be a frustrating lot, but it’s good to know that when the situation arises, they can be really genuinely amazing people. We hope the recovery continues going great, PAD. I hope you can make it to NYCC 2013 so we can share a similar amount of gratitude.
– Over at Comics Alliance, they celebrate what would have been Dwayne McDuffie’s 51st birthday yesterday by sharing a video of the man himself talking about being a black writer in a world full of white creators and characters. McDuffie was one hell of a talent, and is missed and will be as long as comics exist.
– Finally, Rob Liefeld is hosting a contest in which fans can create their own short story (tied to Extreme Studios), submit it through his site, and then he’ll draw the story based off an eventual six-page script. The stories will appear in three different Extreme releases, starting with Youngblood #78. I have to imagine he’ll get a lot of hilarious entries.