Monthly Archives: March 2016

Red goggles at midnight

What happens when the vigilant gaze falls upon vigilant actions? Wait, that’s supposed to be in Latin … In this post, Steve Long takes it away for the guy who’s maybe named a bit too literally for what he does.

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The raw and real deal

This is more 1990s comics talk, specifically during the mix of wild-rad and utter grind that was my Ph.D. process. It was a lot more fun than the Master’s. Read the rest of this entry

Going for baroque

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art by James E. Shields

Chatting about role-playing some more … In the 80s, I was gripped by an utter fixation on this one supervillain concept, for whom I ripped off a name from one or another supplement … I think it was Villains & Vigilantes, anyway, the name was “Patternmaster.” God did I try to make Patternmaster work.

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Against the Establishment

capblamYou may not know my Captain America at all.

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Jet and silver

You might have missed Moon Knight along the way, vigilante-wise. Let’s make sure that doesn’t continue – and if necessary, Steve Long will make sure I will face midnight justice later in the post. Read the rest of this entry

Your mama’s Oh Wow

… was better than yours.

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Vroom!

Notes from Captain Obvious: The Rocketeer is a good movie! I’ve known it since its release in 1991 and I suppose everyone else has too.

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A pretty butterfly

rorschach1The vigil continues with this post from Steven S. Long, regarding that comics paragon of sanity and restraint – not that we want to go diving headfirst into anything, as many would agree. Read the rest of this entry

Plastic or fantastic

I’d like to learn more about the ~1980 transfer of personnel from Marvel to DC, many of them returning. The one thing I’m certain of is that the breakout hit which put DC back on the map, The New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, could only have been produced by people who’d thrown everything they had into mid-late 70s Marvel and formed very definite notions there. Read the rest of this entry

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