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A Problem for the Comics Snob

The problem for the comics snob is the superhero comic that’s too good to ignore. The reference is facetious; good comics aren’t a problem for anyone. The problem is this: Ignoring mainstream comics is easy. Continue reading


“But You Bugger One Kaiser . . .”

The latest from Joe Sacco and Ted Rall. Continue reading


Gods Do Favors, Darwin Doesn’t

Business evolution, comic book heroes and comic book makers. Continue reading


Sometimes a Watermelon is Just a Watermelon

Walt Kelly, M.K. Brown, George Wunder and George Carlson.
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Mouly Mouthpiece

A look at Jeet Heer’s new book, In Love With Art. Continue reading


Days of Yesteryear

Now that all our fond hopes for 2013 have been dashed and our memories of 2012 rendered into a whited sepulcher, wouldn’t it be wonderful to relive those innocent times? Well, then, I’ve got the column for you. Continue reading


The House that Jack Built

To a comic book mogul a comic book character was of no value unless you had the means to print and distribute a magazine. The deal offered to the creators was regular employment in exchange for all rights in their creations, and the terms were take it or leave it. Continue reading


You Needn’t Get Up on My Account

Like its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is a badly made movie redeemed by a single element that works. Continue reading