Receiving two new graphic novels from Scholastic is usually a good day at the X-house. (Yes, DISCLAIMER!!! Scholastic provided review copies of both THE SILVER SIX and TOMMYSAURUS REX to me.) More and more I rely on the X-girls’ opinion of such books as a baseline for whether or not they work. Still can’t get them to actually write the reviews for me, but I … Continue reading Review of The Silver Six and Tommysaurus Rex
Christopher Baldwin is running a kickstarter for the third and last book collecting his science fiction webcomic Spacetrawler. If you’re not already reading this comic — go now. We’ll wait. Still here? Look Baldwin is like your favorite indy film director who has done some amazing work that you, person of taste, distinction and erudition appreciate and love. Now he’s done a take on a … Continue reading Fund the Third Spacetrawler Book
Editorial cartoons have rode all of their cliches six feet under their ground. I love the twist on the them in the Amazing Super Powers comic. Continue reading Insert some kind of Matrix and/or Fight Club joke here
Two of my favorite characters from the Keith Giffen run on Justice League are Booster Gold and Blue Beetle. So forgive me if I got a big kick out of the most recent JL8 webcomic installment. Nailed those characters as 8 year olds perfectly. Also I cannot understand why DC doesn’t just hire this guy to do this comic for them officially. It’s the most … Continue reading Booster Dude and Blue Beetle Jr.
I have no idea how this project exists given our copyright regime. And yet, why shouldn’t it? The original Star Trek series now has been out for more than 40 years, giving its owners ample time to recoup their investment and make a tremendous amount of profit over their creative efforts. On balance, society is better off with the freedom for others to make their … Continue reading Star Trek Fan Fiction
This is from about a year ago. Wu’s book The Master Switch is long but a great history of the evolution of communications networks and their trend towards consolidation. http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#pbid=dcc84e41db014454b08662a766057e2b&ec=Nucnc3NToJPWkvWsbvSjWN-Y5GWP252R Continue reading Interview with Tim Wu on Net Neutrality