YOU WOULDN'T KNOW A GREAT COMIC IF IT BIT YOU ON YOUR ARCHETYPE. So... superheroes.Something specific has to hook me in to a superhero comic. I'm kind of like this with all literature (it's why I have such lurid and whacked-out tastes), but a lot more so with superhero comics. Here's my (very personal) rundown of what does and doesn't work for me in superhero stuff, in alphabetical order. Note that this is also your "concept vs. execution" post.The Avengers. I don't get them. This column … [Read more...]

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ANIMALS. MEN. ANIMAL MEN. Comics reviews.Animal Man--the three volumes of the Grant Morrison run.There's very little I can say about this series that wasn't said earlier and better by Comics 101. Here's the column that persuaded me that I had to have this series. It's very "meta"--but not in an annoying way--more in a chilling and thought-provoking way.I guess the thing you should do, if the C101 column (which does have spoilers, sorry) doesn't do it for you, is stand in your local comics … [Read more...]

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KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD. "I am here today to tell the people of Canada what has happened to me."...I have never had trouble with the police and have always been a good citizen."So I still cannot believe what has happened to me, and how my life and career have been destroyed."Basically this guy was terrorized, isolated (with no outsiders to provide unwanted scrutiny of his case), humiliated, hurt, lied to, shipped to Syria despite his pleas that he would be tortured there, then … [Read more...]

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SECRET HABEAS CORPUS CASE UPDATES: The California Yankee has lots of details. This looks like your go-to site for info on the case.Update from Los Volokh. … [Read more...]

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THE STAINLESS STEEL MOUSE OF CHINA. Fascinating story: "The 'stainless-steel mouse' is her cyber nom de plume. Her name is Liu Di, and in the one picture available, she has a young face and a wide, shy smile. Until the authorities tracked her down a year ago Friday, she was one of the most famous Internet web masters in China."A third-year psychology student at Beijing Normal University, Ms. Liu formed an artists club, wrote absurdist essays in the style of dissident Eastern-bloc writers of … [Read more...]

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KIM JONG-IL IS HERO OF MANGA. I am not making that up. Via Kesher Talk. … [Read more...]

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FORMAT VS. FUNCTION? Comics-y stuff. So there's been a lot of discussion lately about floppies (monthly comics, magazine-format) vs. trade paperbacks (comics collections). Here's a good link--I comment there.I can't stand floppies. This despite having spent most of high school creating and reading zines--so it's not that I don't appreciate the cool stuff you can do within the monthly, magazine-y format. What follows is a very personal take; the more theoretical points are the ones I'm least … [Read more...]

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