When Is A Leak Not A Leak

The idea of secrets in the comic book world is almost downright laughable. Information is going to get out there be it via a Tumblr post by an artist, a tweet from a writer, a bar conversation between editors and website managers or the fact that the publishers insist on revealing the information about new books almost four months before they are available to the general public.

So, I was not at all surprised to hear that the news of a Guardians of The Galaxy movie had been “leaked” pre-San Diego Comic Con. What I found more interesting was that it was considered a “leak” at all because a Guardians of The Galaxy movie had been talked about online for months, if not years before San Diego.

What does seem strange to me is the Guardians of The Galaxy “leak” could happen, but the title of the next Captain America flick (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) was kept from Ed Brubaker, writer and one of the “Architects” of the Marvel Universe, until it’s unveiling.

Also, let’s remember, Marvel doesn’t exactly have a great history of keeping track of stuff like this.

So feel free to insert-conspiracy-theory-here. Personally, I think this just boils down to a simple truth: Raccoons really are assholes.

Today’s page comes to us from the one and only Amancay Nahuelpan:

Amancay Nahuelpan-Bustamante was born in Canada and grew up in Chile. He has been working as an Independent Artist for more than 7 years. In 2006 he published Hijos de P, a noir genre comic, winner of the Chilean Pofessional Institute’s Fantasy and Comics Festival Award for Best Artist and Best Series in 2007. During the years 2006 – 2007 he worked for Caleuche Comics, an Independent Chilean Publisher, and for the horror web comic site Mortis.cl. During the years 2008 -2009 he participated in the Zuda Comics Competitions. In 2009 he returned to Vancouver and started working on some Independent Graphic Novels and creator owned projects.  Amancay graduated from the Catholic University of Temuco with a Major in Interior Design. Besides the Comic art he has also been illustrating several Educational Books in Chile, as well as other Commercial artwork and design, for several companies. In October 2011 he also joined the Ashcan Allstars blog. He currently lives between Chile, Canada and Spain.

Before we leave you, I, like a lot of people I’m sure, have been thinking quite a bit about the situation in Colorado. It goes without saying that our condolences and thoughts are with the victims of such a senseless act, but as the story unfolds I think it’s important to remember that the hardest questions often have no answers. Looking for blame is a natural occurance in a situation like this, but it’s way to easy for specuation to become rumor and rumor become fact. Lets instead focus on the acts of heroism that happened in that theatre and use the fact we can empathize with the victims as a catalyst to remind ourselves that life is precious and it doesn’t cost us a thing to celebrate it.

In the meantime, I wish you all well and will see you back here on Wednesday.



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