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Here We Go Again: Fanboys, Politics, and Secret Empires

Secret Empire 1 / Free Comic Book Day Special
by Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, and Andrea Sorrentino

So I said I wasn’t going to pick up the second issue of this book (which, confusingly, is numbered as the first issue – don’t get me started on the whole “zero issue” thing). 1,674 more words


Funnybooks on Film

So it’s one of those weeks where real life gets in the way of my fun, and I just don’t have the time or energy for my usual long-winded meanderings. 477 more words


Spies and Secret Empires

So I bought two funnybooks last week that I hadn’t really planned on picking up. One of them is visually stunning. The other pulled me in with story. 1,620 more words


Charming and Appalling Wonder: Alan Moore's Providence Ends Deep in the Heart of Lovecraft Country

So I probably shouldn’t have been surprised that ST Joshi appears as a character in the final issue of Alan Moore’s Providence. And yet, I was. 1,363 more words


When the Man Comes Around: Johnny Cash Sings About Logan

Back in the Seventies, when the Marvel Comics editorial staff was still doing its damnedest to sound like Stan Lee, they would occasionally make reference to something known as the Dreaded Deadline Doom. 1,603 more words


The Multitudinous Mister Black: My Poor Reading of Providence (Hopefully) Redeemed

So Alan Moore’s Providence…

…has been kind of a vexing title for me. My reading of it has been a comedy of errors, from my underestimation of it in its earlier issues, to my many wrong ideas about where the story might be going, to (perhaps most embarrassingly) … 3,048 more words


Face-Melting Goodness: The Effects of a Legion Marathon on the Central Nervous System of Your Humble Narrator

So I know I said last time that I didn’t want to do three film-related posts in a row. And I meant that. I fully intended this week to write about that stupendous stack of new funnybooks I bought last week. 2,120 more words