Brilliant Article on Comics Industry

This also links to other articles.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/05/the-real-reasons-for-marvel-comics-woes/527127/

http://www.tor.com/2017/04/05/lets-talk-about-marvel-comics-the-diversity-doesnt-sell-myth-and-what-diversity-really-means/

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"Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way."

And life found a way this weekend, dear readers.

I dressed up as Jurassic Park's Alan Grant on Saturday. He's one of the dinosaur researchers, if you don't recall, and my significant other and I realized something as we were planning the costume. They're mostly generic hiker outfits!

So I searched on the internet for some Jurassic Park ID Badges. I found a couple of very good ones, but it wasn't quite good enough for me. So I took inspiration from those, and made a fair-sized image for my own purposes. Tip of the hat if you see some of your badge in it.

My significant other laminated them, and away we went, to the land that time forgot. Feel free to use it for yourself.


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Woo-hoo!

We get an hour back!

From Amazing Spider-Man #648, by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos

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And no one's gonna save you / From the beast about to strike

You know it's thriller!
 Thriller night!

From Secret Wars #6, by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck. Happy Halloween folks.

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Spider-Man Noir: Eyes without a Face

"We've got a new president and a new deal. And the same old homeless bums are still lining up for Aunt May's soup." Peter Parker, teenager and reporter at the Daily Bugle provides the hard-boiled narration in Spider-Man Noir: Eyes without a Face. It's same kind you've come to expect from Marvel's noir series.

This is the sequel to the original Spider-Man: Noir, by the same team of David Hine and Fabrice Spolsky. This might be the biggest project they've done, because I don't quite recall a bigger project from the. To read my review of that, click-y here: http://chezkevin.blogspot.com/2015/01/spider-man-noir-not-your-mamas-spider_13.html.

When Peter defeated the Goblin in the previous series, he left a power vacuum that the Crime Master is looking to fill, a masked man that's marking his territory with dead bodies. This sequel also introduces you to the noir version of Sandman, a tough enforcer with skin as hard as rock, and Dr. Otto Octavius, a paraplegic refugee from Berlin who's come to America to continue his experiments on human neurology. Over the course of the four issues, Peter uncovers a neo-Nazi plot aimed at enslaving New York's African-Americans.

Peter takes it down with the no-nonsense panache characteristic of the Marvel Noir series:

Recommended if you liked the previous series. Sorry there isn't much meat in this review -- I'm getting back into the hang of things.


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