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The Devil You Thought You Knew, The Devil You Wish You Didn’t

The Devil takes Matt Wagner.

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Disjointed Glimpses, or The Wrong Way to Read Locas

Reading a Jaime comic brings to mind the old cliche about listening to Jazz – “It’s not about the notes they play, it’s about the notes they DON’T play.”

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The Wire Roundtable: Getting Away From It All

The roundtable isn’t over for another day or so, but let’s go ahead and talk about endings.

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The Roundtable Has Pants: Is That a Brick In Your Roundtable or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Part of my affection for Campbell’s work is a share of common interests:  observational humorous anecdotes, the creative life, wine, the alternate usefulness and folly of self-mythologizing, Alan Moore’s basement

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Can’t Fail. Can’t Die. Balding. Can Dance a Little. (The Pointless Inevitability of Hero Fiction)

Hi, everyone, I’m Jason Michelitch, a semi-regular contributor over at Comics Alliance and a longtime-reader/sometime-commenter here at Hooded Utilitarian.   Noah kindly invited me to write this guest post for HU, which I’m going to kick off by admitting openly how many times I’ve watched the movie Face/Off, inviting the scorn and dismissal of you […]

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