Author Archives: Tom Kaczynski

Infinite Crisis: Universe as Product

Tom Kaczynski takes a look at how a DC Comics attempt at narrative streamlining (taken on as an attempt to best a competitor) inadvertently succeeded in making “narrative universes” the Platonic product storytelling aims to achieve. Continue reading

 
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Pawn of the Demon

The story of the Event continues with a look at one of the odder Batman stories, a precursor to much in DC’s future. Continue reading

 

More Realistic than the Sane Guys?

In his first example of the “Event” comics, cartoonist and publisher Tom Kaczynski looks at Ted McKeever’s Eddy Current, from 1987. Continue reading

 

Event Horizon: 1985-’87 in Comics

The roots of this moment stretch back to late 70’s and early 80’s but it seems to reach apotheosis precisely during this short span. Something happened in comics between 1985 and 1987. Continue reading