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Productivity is up, wages are down. Good jobs are being replaced with low-wage jobs. It's the same in pretty much every industry, everywhere. Comic books are no exception. Follow me below the ...
by Hatrax
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 04:51 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Remember how last Saturday I had my holiday recs for Books So Good They're Giftable? Well guess what - ONE OF MY PICKS MADE NPR'S BEST OF THE YEAR!
by Ellid
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 09:45 AM PST with 11 Recommends
One of the Legendary Comic Books of the Silver Age featured a cameo by President John F. Kennedy. Part of its legend comes from the fact that it hit the newsstands just a week after JFK was ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 05:53 PM PST with 9 Recommends
The escalating civil war in Syria has seen a parallel civil war across mass media amongst the progressive caucus. Cries of "not another Iraq!" join with alternating shouts of "freedom and democracy ...
by Zek J Evets
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 01:42 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
One of my Facebook friends -- and yes, I do have some who are not libertarians -- shared this blog link showing a series of short PSA comics on the subject of voting that were published in 1960s ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 06:25 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I really shouldn't be bothered by these things. I haven't bought and read comic books in years. Once a fanboy, always a fanboy, I guess; and when I read about comics companies revamping characters ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 08:44 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
For decades -- generations, really -- Archie Comics has been the champion of Wholesome Comic Books. But even though in many ways Riverdale seems locked in the '50s, it's editorial staff has always ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 06:14 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
The Republican Party is a lot like a Batman villain...actually, all the Batman villains: a little bit of Two-Face, a little bit of Ra's al Ghul, a little bit of Bane, a little bit of Scarecrow, and ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:23 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Sometimes it's hard to do comedy because any joke you make gets matched by reality. Well, I never expected a joke of mine to be vindicated by physics. My friend Stude Dude just brought something ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 06:04 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Sometimes a concept, item, event, or situation is part of a clearly definable pattern, but no term exists to define it. As a lifelong student of language – I have a B.A. in Literature, am a ...
by DaMadFiddler
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 04:38 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
And there's no way I can come up with a catchy lede for it. Karl Kesel writes comic books for a living. Karl's the real deal. Who knew The Thing was Jewish ? Kesel has worked in the comics industry ...
by Jonathan Hoag
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 05:25 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
The world of comics lost another of its legends today. Joe Kubert is famed for drawing HAWKMAN and the best war comics at DC, such as SGT. ROCK and ENEMY ACE. He also had a passion for teaching ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 04:44 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The Colorado "Batman Movie" Shooting Massacre will generate many narratives among the public and media. This tragedy will be one more opportunity to reflect on the United States' gun laws. The ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 579 comments on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 11:48 AM PDT with 249 Recommends
My heart goes out to those victims of the Colorado shooting massacre at the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. In the aftermath of this tragic event the public is going to be immersed in ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 110 comments on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
Reflecting on how one becomes the person she/he is offers a clarity that both brings into focus and distorts how our history shapes us. But for me, it is undeniable that who I am as a student, ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 05:59 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Daniel Pipes has long ago lost any credibility he may have had as a historian or scholar of Islam. Instead he spends his time indulging in conspiracy-theories to maintain an audience and stuff his ...
by Shawn Russell
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Columnist Martha Thomases over at the comic book website Comic Mix has a very good piece on the subject of Superman and Family Values . A nice, slightly nostalgic piece about the Silver-Age ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Feb 25, 2012 at 05:34 AM PST with 3 Recommends
One of my favorite comic book characters as a kid wasn't a mutant, didn't have super-powers and didn't wear spandex. He did have weird hair, though. He was Tintin, the intrepid boy reporter ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 100 comments on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM PST with 99 Recommends
A good man died after living a long and productive life. We should all be so lucky. Though many of you may not know the man's name you almost certainly know his work. He was a writer, an artist, ...
by Notthemayor
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 03:13 AM PST with 125 Recommends
My basement. To some, a place where treasures of great value are stored. To others, a dusty tomb housing unmitigated evil. For it is in this concrete cavern of clashing convictions that the caped ...
by Corporate Dog
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Nov 19, 2011 at 04:00 AM PST with 24 Recommends