“See! Now! Our sentence is up.” That’s the last line of the last page of the last issue of The Invisibles, Grant Morrison’s pop magic comic book master work. That final issue came out right around Y2K, but it’s set on the December solstice of what was then the freaky-sounding future year 2012. All this [...]
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December 21st, 2012 · Comments Off
December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off
Jeet Heer, comics historian, on the half life of a stereotype, from the “Irish simian” to Jiggs to Homer Simpson.
September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off
Fun, smart post about green skyscrapers, sci-fi cities, urban futurism, and Jane Jacobs in Judge Dredd’s MegaCity-One. (HT)
April 17th, 2009 · Comments Off
The somewhat true story of Moe Berg: major league baseball player, top secret OSS agent, and would-be atomic assassin.
March 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments
I was Watching the Watchmen, I swear, but then I looked away and missed them.
September 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment
A biography of Jack Parsons, occultist and rocketeer, in comic book form.
July 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Scott Kaufman reports (without, alas, documentation) that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale based their Batman on Teddy Roosevelt.
July 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment
Jim Henley dismantles a lame Newsday piece on the politics of various superheroes. “He’s a Jewish New Yorker who has never written for Commentary. You have to assume he’s a Democrat until proven otherwise.”
June 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Garfield without words was inspired. Garfield without Garfield was, I thought, kinda gilding that lily. But Garfield plus Garfield is the winner.
April 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment
It’s been well linked (Barista assumed it was taking the piss but I think he underestimates Chabon’s geeky earnestness) but it’s worth it: Michael Chabon on the superhero unitard. PS How good is All-Star Superman, am I right?