Archive for April, 2009

Bound to Blog: Wonder Woman #5

Thanks to Glaurung, I now know that Marston wrote WW up through issue #28. So, 24 more to go, starting with this one: In a post a couple of days ago I mentioned that Marston doesn’t actually seem all that interested in magic, myth and imagination in themselves. It’s true, of course, that WW’s origin […]

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Dreamwork

I began reading comics intensely as intellectual escapism from grad school. My other escape was film theory. So I had many elaborate, comics-form dreams starring Eisenstein. Last night I mixed the two again, dreaming an R. Fiore column in The Comics Journal. In just a couple of short pages of copperplate prose, no plosives, he […]

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Better the Misogynist You Know

The entire HU crowd has been debating Kyoko Okazaki’s fashion and feminism classic manga Helter Skelter in the comments to this post. If you have any interest, you should scroll down through the whole comments section; Miriam, Bill, and Tom all make really interesting points. Anyway, where we ended up was with this comment from […]

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Right Once Again

Specter jumped parties after all; Newt and some fellow ne’er-dowells put the matter in perspective here. I made an impulsive prediction that Specter would go Democrat here, then foolishly backtracked in the face of news reports, as seen here. The Hill tells us: Reid also pledged to campaign for him, one of several concessions he […]

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People Hate Me! They Really Hate Me!

Various members of the When Fangirls Attack crowd explain why I was wrong, wrong wrong in this post. The only thing I really wanted to respond to was that a couple people accuse me of being prejudiced against fan fiction, and (by extension) kind of sexist (since fan fiction is mostly written by women writers.) […]

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Garfield’s Nine Lives

Is it possible that Jim Davis has a brain?

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Oliphant Watch: The Pig Busts In

This one makes sense, which is a letdown, of course. No pointing and giggling. Obama has got a ton of things to deal with, what with the breakdown of the financial system and the foundering of America’s automakers. The financial firms and car companies are huge institutions, they have their hands out, and they have […]

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