I thought that the hatefest would end in September…but we’ve still got a few more haters to go…so one more week. But after that all will be sweetness and light, scout’s honor. (The ever-expanding Index of Hate is here.

Jason Overby on Jason Lutes’ Berlin and the rage for control.

Me on Thomas Nast and the art of betrayal.

Kinukitty on Maus and getting cute about the Holocaust.

Jason Michelitch on how the devil took Matt Wagner.

Cerusee on J. Michael Straczynski’s crappy Midnight Nation.

Joe McCulloch on the perfect women of Milo Manara.

John Hennings on hiding the Geoff Johns comics from the children.

Susan Kirtley on disliking Betty and Veronica to the utmost of her abilities.

Nate Atkinson on Benjamin Marra, racism, and comics conversations.

Domingos Isabelinho on Kirby as kitsch.

Matthew Brady on Kirby as king.
Utilitarians Everywhere

At the Atlantic I am skeptical about Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Don’t tell my parents.

The editor at Splice let me write about my favorite Nick Cave album.

At Splice I’m not sure how Obama can lose.

Also at Splice, I talk about rooting for Obama even though I know he’s a child murderer.
Other Links

Chris Sims on how DC’s default storyline is rape.

Allan Haverholm on the differences between comics and illustration.

Kevin Drum on Obama and drone strikes.

Conor Friedersdorf on why he’s not voting for Obama.
This Week’s Reading

I finished Ivy Compton Burnett’s “A House and It’s Head,” read volume 2 and 3 of Axe Cop, and started Janice Raymond’s “The Transsexual Empire”, which is evil and also not much fun to read, but which I’m slogging through for my Wonder Woman book.

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