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I never thought I’d be friends with Darkseid. He had his own crew anyway. They were a pretty rough sort, and I saw the way he treated them. But, still, he had an attraction to him, a kind of craziness …

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In his blog Greg Rucka writes, Pet peeve time: for the contingent out there who sneer at heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain America, those icons who still, at their core, represent selfless sacrifice for the greater good, … Continue reading

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Panels of the Week 9

One of the most memorable episodes in Seaguy volume 2 is his short stint as El Macho, the greatest bull dresser in the world. I think about Seaguy often and don’t need much of a reason to make a post … Continue reading

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“The crow was sucking cock for a reason”: The Unfunnies

I still read the occasional Warren Ellis book because even if I sometimes find him distasteful or a little lazy in his writing, he usually is still dealing with the kernel of a good idea. I don’t think I can … Continue reading

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Supergod: “Messiahs dressed in human form”

I’m pretty sure Warren Ellis doesn’t like superheroes very much, though he’s certainly still managed to write more than a few bang-up superhero comics. But I haven’t read any from him lately.

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Panel of the Week n + 1

It’s not so flashy; but it’s funny and informative. Here, Bruce trolls the internet, spreading information and disinformation The funny thing is it’s all true. . .

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“Some say Batman died and came back as a kind of god”: More Batman, Inc.

While Superman was recently courting controversy by relinquishing his American citizenship, Batman went international too. He never really represented America in the manner Superman did to begin with.

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Panel of the Week #?

I’ve been doing a horrid job with this blog lately, I know, but I simply haven’t gotten to read many comics lately. Most recently, on a tip from a friend, I checked out Nick Spencer and RB Silva’s Jimmy Olsen. … Continue reading

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Marvel Cats

Someday soon, I’ll get back to posting regularly, starting with a post on Gruenwald’s Squadron Supreme. In the mean time, here’s some Marvel Cats. My favorite is Lar Desonza’s cat Thor.

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Panel of the Week 6

I’ve been sick lately and have pretty much been out of commission, but I hope to be back in the saddle soon. In the mean time, I’ve been reading 52, or at least some of it. I can’t stand some … Continue reading

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