Archive for August, 2009

Disney Owns Miracleman, Rest of Marvel

update, erik b. sums up what probably lies ahead: not a lot of Mickey Mouse/superhero crossovers, “More likely you’ll see a Marvel section of your local Disney store (if any of you actually go in them)”  update 2,   Some possibilities from Atlantic’s Daniel Indiviglio: Expect to see a Spider-Man character walking around Walt Disney World … […]

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And Vom Marlowe Too

Vom Marlowe, a frequent commenter here and a fine writer in her own right, has agreed to join us as a blogger here on HU. Some of you may possibly remember her as one of the contributors to the Gay Utopia: her trans/slash/spy story is here. So give her a warm welcome to the blog, […]

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Wiki Trek: “Paradise Syndrome”

Kirk loses his memory and marries an Indian princess. Spock does his second mindmeld on Kirk in 3 episodes, by Mem Alpha’s count. The site also says: The obelisk was built especially for this episode. The lake featured in this episode is the Franklin Reservoir above Los Angeles. It has been featured in hundreds of […]

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Reviewing the Reviews: Bottomless Belly Button

While corresponding with a prominent comics blogger recently, our discussion drifted towards the imminent release of The Best American Comics Criticism of the 21st Century. He made the suggestion that it might become “a yearly thing, in the style of Houghton Mifflin’s Best American series, tracking the 21st century as it moves forward”. Now I […]

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Ng Suat Tong Dons Utilitarian Garb

I’m very pleased to announce that comics critic Ng Suat Tong will shortly be blogging with us here at HU. Suat has done a lot of writing on comics, both for the Comics Journal and more recently for the Comics Reporter. (You can read one of recent essays here. ) Welcome aboard, Suat!

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Music For Middle-Brow Snobs:The Old Gospel Ship

Here’s the playlist for this week. 1. Country Gentlemen — Where No Cabins Fall (Calling My Children Home)2. Aborted — Odious Emanation (Slaughtered & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture)3. Vader — Testimony (The Ultimate Incantation)4. Enslaved — Heimdallr (The Forest Is My Throne)5. Satyricon — The Forest Is My Throne (The Forest Is My Throne)6. Drudkh […]

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The Ambitious Colonel; or, Wiki Trek

A British colonel under the Raj fell captive to mountain tribes. When he tried to escape, he fell down a mountain ravine and was crippled for life. Villagers carried him to their hut, where they fed him scraps and kept him alive in a basket. Years later a visiting group of British officials discovered the […]

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