Archive for October, 2006

Congressman, Call Me

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

If you’ve been following the flap over the RNC’s anti-Harold Ford campaign ad, you may find this video amusing: (By the way, I *still* think the Democrats will find some way to blow this election, and I won’t be convinced otherwise until we get the results straight from Diebold — or is it Venezuela?)

Doctors, Fate, Etc.

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Went to the hospital Tuesday for what was expected to be a routine test — an angiogram — preparatory to dealing with a larger health problem. No such luck. Blockages in three major arteries to the heart. Two stents inserted. One more to go, sometime in December. Spent a day and a half in the […]

The Great Dictator 2006

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Keith Olbermann on the death of habeus corpus. Read the transcript or watch the video on

Doctor Fate, etc.

Friday, October 13th, 2006

DC has officially announced the new Doctor Fate series on Newsarama, so I’m free to discuss it now — and I will, after the weekend. Have to deal with a deadline first. IMAGE DELETED

Schnapp Crackled

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

A week or two ago, Mark Evanier called his readers’ attention to this utterly fascinating essay. If you’re at all interested in the history of DC Comics, it’s time you found out who Ira Schnapp is and what part he played in forming the aesthetic of every DC reader.

Marvel’s New Foolkiller Book

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Yes, I know about it. It irks me to precisely this extent: I wish I’d been given the chance to do the character right, with the right artistic team, and with some real promotion behind the book. (The first issue of the Foolkiller limited series came out the same month as Todd McFarlane’s *Spider-Man* #1. […]