Category: Comics

What Time Is It?

It is hard for something to be good forever, as much as when I am in it, I want it to last forever. I have gotten to the point where I would rather something end while I still feel like I want it to last forever than that […]

El Eternauta: The Library in the Sky

Our Guest star this week is Matt Finch. He writes about encountering El Eternauta ins Buenos Aires. ~~~ I saw the frogman everywhere. Always the same figure in the same pose, a diver’s mask pinched across his face, a rifle slung over his shoulder, advancing towards me. I […]

10 Comics I Liked in 2017

Year end lists are upon us again, my friends, and this year’s list of comics I liked is, too. There is interesting superhero business, body-switching, jellysfish, a mysterious curse, evil real estate developers and at least one werewolf. Because it’s not a year end list without a werewolf. […]

The Act of Killing in Comics

For a while now I’ve been thinking about comic artists and writers of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. They were people directly affected by the wars and violence of their time. Some went on to create truly amazing and grisly horror and crime comics, in part reflecting on […]

Doctor Aphra and the Poetry of Star Wars

In the remarkable, almost painfully revealing documentary, The Beginning: Making Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace ,* George Lucas appears before his producers, editors and special effects crew at Skywalker Ranch and explains to them that his vision for Episode I: the Phantom Menace is like poetry. […]