Archive for February, 2009

You Got to See This

Via Memeorandum and Wonkette, a 13-year-old named Jonathan Krohn addresses CPAC. It’s incredible. The kid is exactly like Al Franken imitating a wingnut blowhard, but miniaturized way down. He’s got all the authoritative hems and haws and the body language, but the bridge of his nose is such a tiny distance over the microphone.  Huffington Post has an […]

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Eagle Eyes (OOCWVG 8)

Previous posts on WW in this series: One Two Three Four Five, Six, Seven.______________________ So yesterday I started talking about the first issue of Wonder Woman, then got distracted by Darwyn Cooke and Ms. and so forth. But we’ll try again. So one surprising thing about WW #1 is that, in Moulton’s telling, WW’s mission […]

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i warned you this day would come

… in the first post I made here. My long-ass con season has just started up again, meaning I’m gonna be at Wondercon in San Francisco this weekend, Artists Alley table 38, and everybody should come see me. It will be my first con as an internet snarkblogger, so it would be neat if someone […]

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Jack Hill at Reader

I have an essay about the new book about Jack HIll up at the Reader. Hill’s female characters are both psychosexual props and real people. Cheryl “Rainbeaux” Smith, in an early stage of pregnancy, is an asset to The Swinging Cheerleaders both for the exploitation value of her massive breasts and for the incredibly winning, […]

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Wonder Woman #1 (OOCWVG Part 7)

Previous posts on WW in this series: One Two Three Four Five, Six . ________________ So I already expressed my growing enthusiasm for the original Charles Moulton/Harry G. Peter Wonder Woman comics. I haven’t read a ton of them, though, so I decided to start at the beginning with Wonder Woman #1, from 1942 (and […]

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many can wear the big 80s bomber jacket

[The following rant/reminiscence was prompted by Noah’s set of posts on Wonder Woman as a flawed feminist icon] I collected most or all of the George Perez run of Wonder Woman when I was a bit younger than Vanessa, Wonder Woman’s adolescent pal. I was into it, especially the young-adult-lit stuff, like the Very Special […]

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Nana 13-14: Economic Catastrophe Edition

I originally wrote this for another publication, which went belly up before they released an issue. Sad but true….___________________________ Nana, Ai Yazawa’s rock-and-roll manga soap-opera , has a fairly simple premise — two young women, both named Nana, head to Tokyo to seek their fortunes. The narrative quickly accelerates, though, with an ever-expanding cast of […]

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