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The Eltingville Club and the Horror of Fandom

At the end of The Eltingville Club, Dark Horse’s 2016 compilation of the titular club’s twenty-odd years of misadventure and mayhem, creator Evan Dorkin pulls back the curtain to discuss the impetus for the club’s creation. Back in 1994, Dorkin’s … Continue reading

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A Curdled Disappointment: The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Parts Two and Three

                  This will be much shorter than most of my usual reviews. While the subjects of this post both disappointed and frustrated me, the feelings they provoked were sadly not of the … Continue reading

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An Uncertain Start: The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One

I felt a certain amount of trepidation when I picked up this comic. After all, while I am a great fan of The Legend of Korra and of the character of Kuvira in particular, I have also been strongly critical … Continue reading

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Comedy Without Tears: The Death of Stalin

I must admit that I approached this movie with a great deal of trepidation. As someone with a serious interest in the history of the Soviet Union, I confess I have a touch of humorlessness on the subject. Rather than … Continue reading

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Yinglet Like Me: The Out-of-Placers

I must admit that webcomics are something of an undiscovered country for me. I used to read a fair amount back when I was in university, but that was back in the early 2000s, when the medium was new and … Continue reading

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Even Lady Space Nazis Get The Blues: Jaegir: Beasts Within

So here’s a little something out of the ordinary for me. I’m not a big reader of 2000AD, the long-running British sci-fi comic magazine where Jaegir first ran, by any stretch of the imagination. However, I have sampled bits and … Continue reading

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Not A Review of Nemo: The Roses of Berlin

This is not a review of Nemo: The Roses of Berlin, the 2014 installment in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s sprawling League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series. Now, a discussion of a work can take many forms, but as a general … Continue reading

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Spooktober/Warvember Reading: Baltimore

I’ve cooled on SF critic John Clute over the years, but there are a few elements of his thought with which I am still in concordance. Chief among these is his discussion of the First World War’s impact on fantastic … Continue reading

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Spooky Comics: Witch Doctor

I’m going to change the pace a bit and talk about some comics. I don’t consider myself a big comic fan, but thanks to my job I’ve leafed through a fair number of them over the years. While I’ve got … Continue reading

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“In his house at Los Alamos red Oppenheimer waits dreaming.”

Well, I’ve had a bit of a viewer spike over the past few days. Allow me to offer a belated hello to everyone from Ferretbrain who wandered over here. I’d also like to greet everyone who took a look at … Continue reading

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