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January 05, 2011

...just about every night, an anonymous Seattle man strolls into a comic store, enters a hidden back room and emerges transformed.

phoenix_jones_(1)_370x278.jpg Phoenix Jones Phoenix Jones: Real Life Superhero Stops Wash. Car Theft - Crimesider - CBS News
A Washington state man said he came within seconds of having his car broken into, and perhaps stolen, until a real-life "superhero" came to his aid, wearing tights, a mask and a skin-tight super suit. The encounter started in Lynnwood Sunday evening when a man, who asked to be identified only as Dan, was walking back to his car in a parking lot when he saw a man with a metal strip trying to pry open his car, reports CBS affiliate KIRO. "He started sticking it down between the window and the rubber strip," said Dan. Dan began to call 911, but said help arrived before he even finished dialing. "From the right, this guy comes dashing in, wearing this skin-tight rubber, black and gold suit, and starts chasing him away," said Dan. What Dan didn't know is that just about every night, an anonymous Seattle man strolls into a comic store, enters a hidden back room and emerges transformed. ... "My name is Phoenix Jones," said the man.

December 18, 2010

The origin of Superman's villains retold in the manner of Little Nemo comics

This is from 1998, by Stuart Immonen. They are stunningly well made. Immonen draws up the origins of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Doomsday, the Toyman, Metallo, and the Evil Cyborg. calamityjon: I've recently been reading the whole run

December 13, 2010

Ward Sutton's "How WikiLeaks stole Xmas"

How WikiLeaks stole Christmas! - Boston.com

Penny Arcade: Dungeonmaster Fatigue

Penny Arcade! - The Things We Do For Love

December 06, 2010

Get Your War On is BACK!

David Rees, American Hero. The Return of David Rees's “Get Your War On” - New York Magazine

December 03, 2010

Abhay is writing a Jimmy Olsen story, and so he's talking about Jimmy Olsen

And like just about everything Abhay does, it's a fun ride. SELF-PROMOTION from ABHAY | Savage Critics
I think I’ve mentioned this here before, but: what I love most about Jimmy Olsen doesn’t show up in my story, but it’s the signal watch. I couldn’t do that justice in 10 pages. I mean, none of this made it into my comic any, but … the signal watch not making it in smarts the most because I love it so much: Jimmy Olsen survives his adventures not because he’s more powerful or stronger than his adversaries, but because of his ability to form friendships with people who are. He doesn’t need superpowers– his superpower is social skills! Which — I think I consider that a better “lesson” than almost any other lesson in all of superhero comics. And the ultimate symbol for that is the signal watch. Plus, post-Crisis, at least, Jimmy Olsen invented the signal watch– he saw Superman and responded to Superman by inventing a way to get Superman to help him in his life. Jimmy Olsen is a person in a society transitioning from a human society to a post-human society, and the way he responded to that is by putting that post-human society at his disposal. Which– is my favorite heroic type that I grew up with: the computer hacker. The computer hacker, when I was a kid, was a person who saw the effect computers were going to have on society coming, and was going to control that machinery of the world rather than let himself be a cog in it. Matthew Broderick in WAR GAMES isn’t going to be a victim of the military industrial complex; he’s going to use the technology of the military industrial complex to force it to recognize his right to be free of its machinery. Jimmy Olsen is exactly that. Jimmy Olsen is a hacker, not of computers but of a post-human society. This is all stuff I’d thought about on a regular basis, years before anyone from DC ever got in touch with me, so… Oh, god. I’ve wasted my life.

November 30, 2010

Peanuts without Lucy

[via Rachel Maddow]

November 29, 2010

This is why I'm a dog person and not a cat person

[via Laughing Squid]

November 19, 2010

Cyanide & Happiness: at the record store

November 17, 2010

This Modern World: Statistics don't lie, do they?

Statistics don't lie, do they? - This Modern World - Salon.com

November 10, 2010

This Modern World: Why the Democrats Lost

Why the Democrats lost - This Modern World - Salon.com

November 09, 2010

The cost of China

Jeff Danziger: The China Price

November 08, 2010

What the Tea Party thinks

*via Kevin Church*

November 01, 2010

Comic: His Face All Red by Em Carroll

Yeah, you're going to want to read this little creepy comic. It has absolutely gorgeous tone and pacing. (Click here for the full comic.)