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October 22nd, 2009
07:28 pm


Beasts of Burden #2
Title: Beasts of Burden #2 - "Lost" (Dark Horse, 2009, 24 pages)
Creators: Evan Dorkin (writing) and Jill Thompson (art)
Availability: On sale now -- Previous installments available online

I wanted to save this for Halloween Week, but...

Good book -- deserves your money.

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October 23rd, 2009
10:10 am


Beasts of Burden #2
Supernatural meets Milo and Otis in the best horror comic released this week.

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October 11th, 2009
10:25 pm


Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all my fellow canuckleheads. I hope you all enjoy your food comas. I was in the midst of mine when it occurred to me to propose a theme: FOOD WEEK. All the tasty tasty comics featuring, involving, or instructing one how to make food. How about it?

For my first contribution, I offer some lovely recipes in comic form.

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September 9th, 2009
11:36 pm
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Beasts of Burden

There's an article about  Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's upcoming Beasts of Burden miniseries over here.

It's "a four-issue series spinning out of short stories first seen in Dark Horse's 'Book of Hauntings,' 'Book of Witchcraft,' and 'Book of the Dead' anthologies," and you can read all three of the short stories over at Dark Horse's website.

There's also more info over at Dorkin's blog.

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June 29th, 2009
11:16 pm


New Magic Trixie? When did that happen?!
AAAAH! There is a new Magic Trixie book out! Why did no one tell me of this sooner? You have failed me, Internet! FAIL!

I will make an emergency run in to my comic shop tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a scene from the last book, Magic Trixie Sleeps Over, so you understand how deeply important this is. (They had better have a copy left, or else... They'd just better, is all!)

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June 12th, 2009
09:26 pm


One Perfect Endless Moment - #3 Delirium
Delirium must be a, literally, insanely difficult character to write

She has to be able to make sense, but in a nonsensical, way. She also has to be slightly terrifying

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March 17th, 2009
11:39 pm


Wonder Woman, Pandora, and Gaea
In a couple of other threads, we discussed the potential of a conflict between Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy. They're both mystically connected to the Earth Mother. That's an aspect of Diana that hasn't been touched on in a while, so we'll revisit a story from the classic Perez run.

Perez used the classic Greek myths heavily during his Wonder Woman run. One myth he used tied in so perfectly to Diana's origins one would think Marston had to have had it in mind when he created her, except... He never mentioned a connection to Pandora.

Like many classic mythological figures, Pandora's stories have a lot of contradictions as the myths were modified over time. The version we're most familiar with is the woman molded from clay, gifted by the gods, and sent to Earth with a box... Or was it a jar?

However, an earlier version of the Pandora myth had her a nature goddess ("Pandora" translates to "all-giving") who embodied the fertility of the Earth, the giver of fruits and grains.

So, which version of the myths, in this series, was the true one? The answer, in true Perez fashion: Both.

And doesn't she look very... familiar?
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