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Book Review: “Clockwork Angels”

* * C Clockwork Angels is a graphic novel based on the Rush album of the same name. It follows the adventures of Owen, a young man who leaves the life planned for him by the Clockmaker, the benevolent dictator … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Witcher” (Volume 1)

* * C The Witcher is a graphic novel based on the video game of the same name. The main character Geralt is a traveling sorcerer. He befriends a hunter. After several adventures, the two are lead by the hunter’s undead … Continue reading

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Celtic Arthur: Gods of Sun and Storm

Previous Article: Celtic Arthur: The Rape of the Flower Maiden Every pagan mythology seems to have gods of this kind. Egypt had Ra, Greece Apollo and Zeus, and the Norse Thor. Yahweh was originally a storm god, and the Irish … Continue reading

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Celtic Arthur: The Rape of the Flower Maiden

The stories of King Arthur and his knights have captivated people for a millennium. The meaning and the ultimate source of these legends remained obscure until the twentieth century. In 1927, Roger Sherman Loomis published “Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance”, … Continue reading

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The 2016 Eisner (Comic Book) Awards

The 2016 Eisner award winners have been announced. I’m going to examine how well the winners match up with what is actually popular, as gauged by Comichron’s top 1000 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops. Award Book Rank in … Continue reading

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Whats Up with Marvel? Dueling Headlines

I love the hilarious juxtaposition of the following three headlines. March 15: Marvel Comic Sales In Freefall In February 2017 — What’s Going On? People aren’t wanting more politics; in the aftermath of the most divisive election in US history, … Continue reading

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Marvel, DC, and Archetypes

It’s interesting how Marvel and DC have discovered the same kinds of characters. I’m going to compare some characters from opposite sides of the mirror and see if they shed some light on heroic archetypes. Superman and Thor Superman and … Continue reading

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