Monthly Archives: May 2016

Actions have consequences

After a long and winding road of comic book commentary, we come at last to the character who’s likely to be the final subject in our discussion of vigilantism in comic books during the Seventies and Eighties: the Foolkiller.

STEVE SAYS “KILL THE FOOLS”
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Criminals, powers optional

Because I’m writing villain protagonists, I’ve put some re-reading and extra thought into the few we’ve got already. Read the rest of this entry

Mind in the gutter

Comics for the Curious 3.pagesSorry, not a smut post this time. Read the rest of this entry

Lurking everywhere

vmaskSteve Long and I are gearing up for our showdown to conclude the jointly-written series on comics vigilantes, or at least a particular cultural wave of them, but I decided I was just not feeling done. Here’s one more – that is, before the finale – for a brief look at other strong contributors, responses, and alternatives within the 80s-90s more-or-less mainstream comics vigilante scene.

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Inking is sexy

India ink. How do I love thee, let me count the ways. Better, let me roll about and smear you freely. Swoop you with a brush, boldly line you where no [whoever] has gone before, feather you gently, let you spatter me all over, and spatter you back with white-out or just cake it on solid.

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Scary heroes

scaryheroDo you like superheroes? Admire them? Glad they’re around?

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We got this

sfp1I guess I’ve been doing an emergent series on the “super man” topic for a while, Read the rest of this entry

Round-headed kid

Actually … hero? Maybe anti-hero, but no … OK, protagonist? I’m not even sure about that. Read the rest of this entry

Found

finder4There are stories in your head. I can smell’em. What I wouldn’t give to get in there and elbow your inhibitions in the eye, tear the guts out of the pretenses that you throw out instead, and kick your denials solidly in the ass.

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