Entries from October 2010

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The Man with the Magic Tape Recorder

I never met Don Donahue, know very little about him, but I can say with certainty that without his achievement, my life would have been very different. A bona fide acid-dropping San Francisco hippie, Donahue had developed a yen to become a publisher while working as production manager for The Berkeley Barb. Around the end […]

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010


Continuing to explore the exciting world of upcoming comics in the online previews, and find myself wondering… I get the Marvel-style faux bluecollarspeak of “Fer,” but what alternative pronunciation are we simple readers to apply to “Yu”? The emphasis of the lettering, not to mention common sense about the rhythm of spoken English, pretty well […]

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Treadmarks of the Gods

Still browsing the online previews, which is proving to be a surprisingly educational experience. Look, for instance, at what I’ve learned about Asgard. Sure, we all know the inhabitants communicate in archaic English, consider swords and hammers to be the last word in weaponry, and dress themselves in skins and horns…but I admit I never […]

Monday, October 18th, 2010

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

1. Leading off what appears to be the back cover of Kick-Ass 2 #1, currently appearing in online previews all over the place: 2. A book that, in the comics world, needs little or no introduction: Yeah, you spotted it immediately. For what it’s worth, blogger Dan Phillips did make that error in his original […]

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