You also don’t want to piss off someone with Bahlacti-speed.
Over at Torontoist. I feel the need to make a few points. I’m generally pro-respecting the military. It’s a tough job; it deserves respect. But in Canada, we generally do a pretty decent job of respecting the military (as indeed most Western cultures do). We give them excellent benefits (and I fully admit in the [...]
Way back when I was a young me, one of the first comics-related things I ever read was a hardcover compendium of Superman stories at the library. This was a genuinely great collection, filled with Golden, Silver and Bronze Age Superman stories, and readers were spoilt for choice of some of the best classic Big [...]
A couple of recent reads today. First off, the Elephantmen hardcover, which is a really fantastic value ($24.99 USD for a remarkably fat-ass hardcover) and remarkably entertaining. The problem with approaching Elephantmen, from a reader’s perspective, is that the main story thus far has been told in the Hip Flask hardcovers, which, while gorgeous (some [...]
(SCENE: The Beguiling, in Toronto. I have entered to purchase a copy of the recently released The Order trade paperback – only $12.99 US, folks! Chris Butcher wanders up while I am looking for it.) BUTCHER: Mr. Bird. ME: Mr. Butcher. BUTCHER: I love that we’re cordial. ME: Likewise. BUTCHER: So what were you looking [...]
TORONTO (CP) – Local authorities were stunned today as an individual purporting to be a grown man voluntarily ate a bowl of Heinz Scooby-Doo tomato pasta meal this afternoon. The overgrown child, despite being 32 and clearly able to identify Heinz Scooby-Doo tomato pasta meal as something marketed to children not yet willing to eat [...]
I promise to try and cut down on the Youtube links for the next little while, because there’s been a lot of them lately. But this one was too good to pass up, considering I wrote it. Lawyerbear created by Kevin Church and made available for use under a Creative Commons license.) I would also [...]
I know you think many of your favorite critically acclaimed comics are original works, but it is my sad duty to inform you that most of them are warmed-over replicas of passionately brilliant works from the Silver Age. It’s hard to accept that these creators have so callously and wholly avoided crediting their predecessors for [...]