Tag Archives: US comics

Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part I: The 1944 Retro Hugo Awards

So the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards and the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards were announced today. This time, the announcement manages not to coincide with any major holidays of any world religion, though personally I really prefer it, when … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy, the Marvel Movies and Found Families

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD, I rewatched it with my Mom. She liked superhero movies, particularly those of the Marvel variety, but really doesn’t like movie theatres, so I keep her supplied with slightly out … Continue reading

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The true motives behind the “War on Comics”

Buzzfeed of all places has a really great article by Saladin Ahmed about the surprising diversity sometimes found in American comics during the Golden Age of the 1940s and early 1950s. The basis for the article is treasure trove of … Continue reading

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Thor or the Thorny Issue of the God of Thunder

Yesterday, I ended up watching Thor with a friend, since neither of us had seen it before. Now Thor is among my least favourite Marvel heroes along with Captain America and the Punisher. My initial introduction to the character was … Continue reading

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Politics in SF, Tough Women in Fiction and Pop Art Plagiarists

Nope, no more awards links today, as the online SFF community seems to have moved on to a new uproar (which I don’t want to comment on due to knowing one of the people involved). So here are some non-Hugo, … Continue reading

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February Flurry Linkdump

Yes, it’s another linkdump today, because I’m not feeling all that great. I’ve got a nasty cluster of three aphthous ulcers on the inside of my upper lip. I have been struggling with aphthous ulcers since my teens and though … Continue reading

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Fredric Wertham – not so innocent, but actually a fraud

Research fraud, it’s not just for German politicians anymore. A new study reveals that Dr. Fredric Wertham, the man responsible for the creation of the Comics Code Authority and reviled among comic fans with a fervour usually only reserved for … Continue reading

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