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A Many-Splendored Thing: Day 25

February 25th, 2018

Recommended listening:

Just say no more

March 6th, 2016

(from “Don’t Tread on Me!” by Mark Gruenwald, Kieron Dwyer and Al Milgrom in Captain America #344, August 1988) It looks like congestive heart failure finally pulled off what Viper couldn’t be bothered to do. Farewell, Nancy Reagan, you truly were the racist, homophobic pinch-faced great aunt to a nation. I’m sure the hair spray […]

God damn the Quaker Man

September 15th, 2015

It seemed like such a clever marketing strategy — until the news reports began rolling in: TEENS TURNING ON WITH OATMEAL FIX BABYSITTER TRIPS OUT ON APPLE CINNAMON SWIRL, ROASTS BABY IN OVEN THE BREAKFAST NOOK: POPULAR HANGOUT FOR “BIG O” ADDICTS TEN CRATES OF “INSTANT” BERRIES AND CREAM SEIZED BY ALERT CUSTOMS AGENTS OATS […]

(from “The Plutonian Who Plundered Planets” by Dave Wood and Lee Elias in Mystery in Space #2, December 1965)

Gone with the gold

July 29th, 2015

While I have my doubts that the world needs another Boston 2024 post-mortem, my public rep as “that guy from Boston” kind of requires me to weigh in on the subject. The Boston Olympics dream is dead, and good riddance to it. It was a bad idea executed badly, but I would have been opposed […]

(from “There’s Hope in the Sky!” by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko in Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #22, this January 1961)

(from “The Joker’s Last Laugh” by John Broome, buy more about Sheldon Moldoff [NOT Bob Kane] and Joe Giella in Detective Comics #332, October 1964)

(from “Green Lantern’s Blackout!” by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino in Detective Comics #350, viagra here April 1966)

The second selection in the stack of albums my mom gave me with my first grown-up record player was this slice of counterculture pressed to vinyl… …the soundtrack to the 1969 road flick Easy Rider. The film’s tagline read “A man went looking for America. And couldn’t find it anywhere…” Actually, rx it was two […]

I’ve written up a number of DC’s “mature readers” sci-fi and fantasy offerings from the late 1980s over the course of this feature. That class of funnybooks — to my mind, read more at least — reflects the core essence of “nobody’s favorite” more than any Silver Age also-ran or art-directed 1990s travesty ever could. […]

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