11 shocking behind-the-scenes stories from the comics industry



Comics artists, editors, writers, and publishers have been engaged in a nonstop campaign of screwing each other over for credit and profit.


2016 Kia Optima 1.6T Test: Painless Frugality



-When it debuted at the New York auto show in 2010, the now-outgoing Kia Optima wowed spectators with its attenuated roofline and determined visage, penned under the direction of design boss Peter Schreyer. That Optima established Kia’s current design language, and the new, 2016 version doesn’t stray far from the script, with the tiger-nose grille, the arc of chrome along the roof edge, and the beltline that sweeps up at the rear. Details may have changed, and the car is 1.1 inches wider and a bit longer, but no one will confuse the new car with anything but an Optima. READ MORE ››


William Nylander Ruled Out WJC Preliminary Rounds

The Swedish National Team will be without star forward William Nylander for the remainder of the preliminary round of 2016 World Junior Championship, team doctors told press Wednesday.

Nylander was held out of Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Denmark and will miss Sweden’s preliminary round finale on New Year’s Eve against Team Canada.

Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that the Swedish team doctor added that, “Everything is still positive and he is feeling really good.”

It makes sense with Sweden atop Group A, that they would play it safe if he’s well. It will be a major boon to the team to get Nylander back for the next stage.

Nylander was injured in the first period of the tournament’s opening game after taking a hit to the head from Switzerland’s Chris Egli.

Egli was suspended three games for the hit.


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Brad Marchand Suspended 3 Games, Out Winter Classic

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand three games for clipping Ottawa’s Mark Borowiecki in Tuesday’s game.

That three-game suspension will include the Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day.

The infraction occurred when Marchand dipped his shoulder low on Borowiecki, who didn’t have the puck, and circled around him, hitting him low and flipping him over violently.

Working against Marchand here was a history of clipping and slew-footing, as the DoPS outlines in their explanation. Those past infractions have resulted in three previous suspensions for Marchand.

Watch the video from the Department of Player Safety below, which explains the suspension.




Marchand has 15 goals and 26 points through 34 games this season. The loss of him will be significant for Boston in the Winter Classic. They’re already without David Krejci, subtracting two key forwards from their roster.

The Montreal Canadiens are without Carey Price and Tom Gilbert with Brendan Gallagher still questionable to play. Injuries and suspensions are severely impact the quality of this game.