Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Links for April 17

This week brought a lot of endings to a lot of geek culture but hopefully this will just signal some new beginnings!

It was announced this week that Tokyopop is shutting down their North America Operations. Don't worry though, they will continue to operate in their Germany offices. I just want to say thank you for Sailor Moon!

Dark Horse Comics announced layoffs this week, with seven staff members being let go. On the heels of this announcement, Dark Horse finally announced the launch of their digital app with giving away free comics for every few hundred people that sign up.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is ending today as it goes in for a major overhaul away from the vision of former director Julie Taymor. In case you are like me and haven't seen the original version, check out Wysefyre's review.

In a geek's dream come true, Virgin Galactic just put out a job opening for a Corporate Astronaut. Sorry to squash your dreams but you do need some flight training, so if you have some piloting experience and a Han Solo fetish, go ahead and apply. They are accepting applications until April 30.

In case you ever wondered what happened to Mario after you failed to make that jump over the pit, Geekologie has found out exactly what happened and it ain't pretty. Nintendo will never be the same.