Issue 147

July/August 2010


  • Mistaken Inventors

    One hundred years ago, Alva J. Fisher patented the electric motor-powered washing machine, so we could one day clean our clothes by turning a knob and pressing a button. But as Fisher and other inventors have learned: Creation and credit aren't always easily linked.



Fast Talk



  • Wham! Bang! Pow! Comic-Con 2010 Starts Today

    Comic-Con 2010 and its 125,000 attendees will hit San Diego this month. The ever-popular megaconvention sold out its four-day passes 280 days in advance. And while we won't be part of the 1% who show up in costume, we will celebrate by looking at the numbers of the comic-book business.

From the Editor