Archive for July, 2008

Parasyte

This review appeared in The Comics Journal a while back. Paranoid splatter horror has to be one of my favorite sub-genres. In movies like Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” or Cronenberg’s “Shivers,” a loathing of the human body serves as a not-very-suppressed synecdoche for a general loathing of humanity. People transform into monsters, devouring […]

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Hi MJ, Bye MJ

I’ve been fulminating about Mary Jane Watson in my last couple of posts, so I was delighted to get my issue of TCJ #291 and find Tom Crippen fulminating too. I particularly enjoyed this passage: The big engine behind necking, and teen romance, and giddiness at the sight of a bombshell girl, is sex. Industry […]

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Pray to the Copyright Gods

In response to my last post, my brother writes: As for MJ’s and Spidey’s inconsistency over the years…I see your point here, except for the notion that these characters are ONLY corporate properties shamelessly manipulated and put-upon by their writers/artists, who care not a whit about them. Although this is “work-for-hire” and one might expect […]

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How Did Stan Lee Pour Himself Into Those Jeans?

As I’ve mentioned before, my son is obsessed with Spider-Man, and I’ve gotten a couple of the Essential volumes to read to him. We just got volume 2, actually, which is fairly entertaining as these things go — not something I want to read all of, but it doesn’t make me want to stab my […]

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Mamaskin

A short story by me, published by the good folks at PoorMojo’s. Explanation of why one is busy are generally not especially interesting, but in case folks are wondering what on earth has happened to me — I’ve been getting somewhat more freelance work, which is good for the finances but bad for the blogging….

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what’s going on

I haven’t been blogging much (or at all) because I’ve been kind of swamped with other projects. Primary among them is an art show featuring the artwork of me and my friend and collaborator Bert Stabler. The opening is at the Finch Gallery tomorrow and Saturday, 6-11 PM: read all about it here I also […]

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