Archive for: Mary Sue

Liberal Fascism

C.S. Friedman’s “In Conquest Bound” and kneeling to the strong.

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Voices from the Archive: Gail Simone on Wonder Woman and Mary Sue

A comment from the past by Gail Simone

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Gail Simone Hearts Diana Sue

I finally read the first collection of Gail Simone Wonder Woman comics, (“The Circle”). It’s definitely an interesting take on the character. In fact, among post-Marston creators, Simone is, I think, alone in avoiding the pratfalls which have plagued virtually every creator who has tackled WW after Marston. (Unless you want to count Alan Moore’s […]

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Jeff Autosue

I keep promising this, but I think this is really the last entry by me in our Mary Sue roundtable. No, really.______________________ I wrote a brief review of Jeff Brown’s new book Funny Misshapen Body for the Chicago Reader a week or so ago: With his relentless grid lay-outs, charmlessly crude drawings, and solipsistic subject […]

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Everybody’s Talking About Mary Sue

Not sure about everybody else, but I’ve really enjoyed the Mary Sue roundtable…not least because it’s prompted so many thoughtful comments. I thought as a conclusion to the festivities I’d collect some of them here. Mark Andrew Backing Craig L. up here: I’ve heard – and I don’t have a source, and it could be […]

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The Sue That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Bill and Kinukitty both posted fine conclusions to the Mary Sue roundtable. Both of them said they were sick of thinking about it, and intimated that maybe we could stop now, please? But unfortunately for them, I am like the evil terminator…except for maybe without the suddenly appearing from the future in the nude thing. […]

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Gluey Tart: Mary Sues

This post is part of a roundtable on Mary Sues. You can read the rest of the posts here. ________________ Frankly, I resent being forced to think about the concept of the Mary Sue. As a writer of fan fiction, it’s something I’ve come across. Thought about. But not, like a certain number of my […]

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