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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013
MAILBAG: What Post readers are saying about the ‘Get Fuzzy’ drop...
By Michael Cavna
LAST WEEK, Comic Riffs asked whether readers would stick with a feature despite a high rate of repeats.
At least a couple of hundred Post readers, it turns out, are apparently willing to abide an almost historically high rate of reruns for a strip whose creator is neither dead nor on sabbatical. Provided, that is, that the comic is “Get Fuzzy,” and that the creator is Darby Conley.
Since announcing last week that Conley’s strip was being dropped from its funny pages, The Post has received feedback from more than 250 readers — the clear majority of them registering their disappointment/dissatisfaction/disgust over the move. From these calls and letters and emails, we can especially glean a few things:

“I always made time for Bucky,” writes one Post respondent. (.)
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Posted at 02:49 AM ET, 11/08/2013
‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: 7 Things to Know About the Marvel Sequel *(Spoiler-Free)
By David Betancourt
THE THOR SEQUEL might bring one Dark World, but we’re here to bring the illumination.
What do we learn after seeing “Thor: The Dark World” — the follow-up that opens today in North American theaters?
Besides realizing that “Phase 2” of the Marvel movies is very promising, we came away 7 Observations About the Second “Thor.”
Here they are, entirely free of spoilers, natch:

THE SON ALSO RISES: Chris Hemsworth, left, as Thor and Anthony Hopkins as Odin in Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World." (Jay Maidment - MARVEL via AP)
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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/07/2013
Millennials & the Economy: The Nib’s latest webcomic has all the answers in 6 easy steps [Q+A]
By Michael Cavna
MATT BORS does not suffer foolish trend stories gladly.
The syndicated political cartoonist especially has no patience for inauthentic, uninformed attempts to paint his generation — the Millennials — with a grossly sweeping brush, just to shapeshift reality into a tidy journalistic narrative.
In July, Bors — a Herblock Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist — had his comic titled “Stop Trashing Millennials” go viral. The comic, created for CNN, played off of Millennials vs. Boomers generational warfare.
Now, as editor of Medium’s cartoon-focused section The Nib, Bors has published a sharp Millennials comic by Rich Stevens.
Stevens, the first-wave webcartoonist and creator of “Diesel Sweeties,” is on the Gen-X/Y cusp himself, but he feels sorry for younger Millennials who have entered the work force since 2008. The creative result is today’s “Six Totally Easy Tips for Millennials to Get Ahead in Today’s Economy.”
“Rich was able to dispel the myths of a thousand Millennial-bashing articles in a single panel,” Bors tells Comic Riffs. “He added five more just to be sure they were dead.”
Comic Riffs caught up with Stevens to talk webcomics, the economy and the potentially life-changing promise of Go-Gurt:
MICHAEL CAVNA: What was your inspiration behind this comic? Were you especially mulling the economic plight of Millennials?
RICH STEVENS: A friend of mine on Twitter (@brittneysabo) was mulling about what she would do if she went back to school. I think she’s mid-20s-something. It just stuck in my head and got me thinking about how ease of success is linked to age and time and larger forces.
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Marvel, Netflix reach deal for 4 new superhero series, including ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Luke Cage’
By Michael Cavna
NETFLIX HAS just scored its own fantastic four.
In a deal that could prove extremely fruitful, Netflix and Marvel TV announced this morning that they will join forces on original programming for four new live-action series: “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist,” “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage.”
“Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen-episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters,” Marvel says in its statement​.
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Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 11/03/2013
‘STEVEN UNIVERSE’: Monday night’s new Cartoon Network show spotlights strength of Maryland-sprung sister-brother team
By Michael Cavna
“STEVEN UNIVERSE” isn’t quite the program that Rebecca Sugar planned.
“I realized, while working on the show, that it’s not what I thought it was going to be about,” says Sugar, whose action-fantasy show makes its debut Monday night.
“It’s about how much I needed emotional support in high school — just with little things, going through tough times, high school teen angst,” continues Sugar, a 26-year-old Silver Spring native who simultaneously attended Montgomery Blair High and the Visual Arts Center at Einstein High.
“My brother would just be hanging out with me, not having to say anything. If I ever felt weird around friends, Steven would always be there. I felt that would never change.”
Even now, on the eve of the debut of “Steven Universe,” Rebecca’s 23-year-old brother (for whom the show is named) is still there, working by her side.
With Rebecca Sugar on Monday officially becoming the first female solo show creator in Cartoon Network’s 21-year history, Comic Riffs profiled the “Adventure Time” trailblazer in Saturday’s Post.
Today, we also catch up with her brother, who is a background artist on ”Steven Universe” (one of several staffers on the show who have Washington-area ties). Steven Sugar talks growing up in a creative home, getting an arts education in Montgomery County — and the surreality of inspiring the name of a new show:
MICHAEL CAVNA: So how’s it feel to have a new show named for you, let alone having helped inspire it? Is it at all surreal still?
STEVEN SUGAR: It’s always been a bit surreal, and a bit flattering, too! I’m a huge fan of the show and the crew is beyond amazing, so it’s just cool to be part of it all — as both inspiration and background artist!

Steven Sugar, brother of Rebecca Sugar and the inspiration for Steven Universe, with the cartoon Steven. (Courtesy of Cartoon Network - .)
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