Archive for October, 2010

Maus: Move on over Anne Frank (or, When Comics Heighten the Horror of the Holocaust)

Alcohol and the Holocaust do not make good bedfellows. I’m sure you’ve heard that one before, but I can verify from experience that it is really, really true. My freshman year in college, my social-pariah of a roommate (we will call him Hezekiah because this post has a theme), got plastered and returned to our […]

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Watch Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for a great look into the Marvel Universe

Since the end of the second season of The Spectacular Spider-Man, there has been a huge hole in my heart that only animated Marvel TV series can fill. Rather than go see a cardiologist (or perhaps a psychiatrist), I’ve instead waited with eager anticipation for Marvel’s newest series, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Now, The Spectacular […]

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Porn, Boobs, and Oft-Searched Terms: Comic Book Art and Pornography

Have you ever tried looking at porn on a crowded subway? Yeah, me neither. That would be weird. (In the case that you answered yes, I’m not judging. Ok, I am. But please keep reading.) Nonetheless, there I was this weekend, sitting next to an elderly lady bearing a striking resemblance to Betty White, and […]

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Comic Book writers are people too (Plus, Alan Moore’s “Mortal Clay”)

Before I started really reading new comics, it never dawned on me that an author could play a central role in the success of a comic book storyline. I’ve briefly touched on this elsewhere, but this is partly due to the fact that, growing up, my enthusiasm for comic book characters was generated entirely from […]

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The Spoils of War(ning readers about Comic Book Spoilers)

My brother Matt has an uncanny ability to turn me into a murderous marauder hell-bent on nothing but his ultimate destruction. Most of the time I like little 16-year-old Matt, but nobody – and I mean nobody – can convince me that cold-blooded manslaughter is perfectly acceptable the way he can. He has a whole […]

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Watch Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Now!

As a diehard Marvophile (lover of Marv Albert?), I can’t get enough of stories from the Marvel Universe. For the most part, I get my fix from the trade paperbacks this blog is dedicated to, but every so often a Marvel movie comes along and I have a chance to dive into Marvel through film. […]

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