Tag: Classical World

Shooting Fully Automatic

When James Warren and Archie Goodwin started Blazing Combat in 1965, they made a war comic that might, in Warren’s Words, love guns but hate bullets (195), depicting war as sometimes necessary but always hateful and horrific. Blazing Combat was fully automatic for four issues   Blazing Combat […]

Bad Fan

I’ve never been a good fan. I am grumpy, contrary and deeply perverse. So Gail Simone kind of sneaked up on me and, before I knew it, became my new trusted brand. I don’t think I really noticed till I was excited because she was writing Wonder Woman

Collect’em All, Kill’em All

Ever feel kind of sick reflecting on a game you enjoy?  Flak Magazine’s James Norton does some soul-searching over Adult Swim’s almost Peckinpah flash game, Viva Caligula! “You personify the mad emperor Caligula as he goes on a neighborhood – to – neighborhood killing spree through Rome, taking […]

Frank Miller’s Hot Gates

A feeling’s been gnawing deep inside me for a while. A feeling that maybe Frank Miller’s hypermasculine antiheros and faceless, breast-thrusting women are exactly what they seem, not just sketchy parody. After reading 300, Miller’s 1998 account of the Spartans at Thermopylae, I don’t have any doubt: Miller […]