§ March 15th, 2004 § Filed under watchmen Comments Off on

1. “Contrary to most Weblogs, which consist nearly only of text, Mike Sterling (Comichaendler by occupation) peppt its Blog regularly with illustrations up. Often is the Scans from old Comics, which are involuntarily amusing today.” (thanks Alan!)

2. Speaking of Alan David Doane, he’s trying to raise some fast scratch by offering a bunch of nice graphic novels in auction. Go see his site for details on how to participate.

3. To Tomthedog: Steve Dayton, AKA Mento, used to hang with the Doom Patrol way back when, and even married Doom Patrol member Rita “Elasti-Girl” Farr. He used his fortune to buy himself superpowers so he could go superheroing with Rita…if it’s been decided that the Doom Patrol now hasn’t existed prior to current day, then Dayton had no reason to get superpowers, and thus couldn’t be there in Swamp Thing #50 to help the DC Universe mystics in their part of the battle against the Darkness.

I’m a huge dork.

4. I wonder if the people who are objecting so vehemently to Kitty Genovese’s murder playing a part in the development of Watchmen‘s Rorschach object equally to Harlan Ellison’s short story “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs.” No, Genovese is not mentioned by name in the short story, but there’s not a single person who read this story when it was originally released who did not know who it was really about.

And anyone who says “well, it shouldn’t have been used in a superhero comic” apparently doesn’t understand Watchmen. If you are so challenged, start here and work your way up.

4a. The day of my birth was the 5th anniversary of the murder. How depressing.

5. Everytime I see this cover:

I think it’s Kitty Pryde smooching Professor X. No, it’s not, but given how inconsistently Kitty has been drawn over the years, it’s not a hard mistake to make.

6. I miss Tales of the Beanworld.

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