May. 30th, 2017

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Trigger Warning: Rape

I spent my university years wondering if I had "missing time"! So this title is sort of the story of my life. I always used to read scary, true-life UFO books. It's something I've been researching, as it were, since I was about eight. This wonderful, original American mythology -- like jazz is an original American nform. -- Paul Cornell

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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

Ramadan Mubarak to those who follow the Muslim faith. And a few simple pointers for those who may want more information about what Ramadan is (Though there are many more in depth analyses available quite readily)

Taiwan became the first country in Asia to recognise same sex marriage!

The US Government has managed to, one way or another cause dissent with the Israeli intelligence service (by mentioning them as the source of information casually mentioned to a visiting Russian delegation), the British intelligence services (by leaking information and photos from the Manchester bombing before they were intended to) and the US intelligence services (Which is no mean feat) by mentioning where a couple of the US nuclear submarines were heading (It rhymes with Korth Norea) when one of the golden rules of your stealthy, sneaky submarine fleet is YOU DON'T TELL PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE... especially if the place they are heading towards is testing it's own ballistic weapons and is run by a paranoid)

Oh, and a shout out to the half of an entire 8th Grade class from New Jersey who on a tour of the US Capitol, were given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have their photo taken with House Speaker Ryan Paul, and who basically told him "No" and were quite happy to, politely, explain why.

In the UK, campaigning for the Election is back up and running, with the heads of both main parties being interviewed on TV (but separately, so no actual debate as such) and achieving a no score-draw, no major gaffes, no major slip ups on either side. May came across (again) as rather rigid in her approach to things, and Corbyn came across (again) as someone who operates based on strongly held personal beliefs (which sort of puts him at odds with many career politicians).

With so many examples of humanity seeming to be pretty much a lost cause of late, it seems appropriate to mention, as a counter, the names of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Rick Best, two men (one a recent college graduate, the other a veteran turned community worker) who intervened when two Muslim women were being threatened by a white supremacist terrorist (Lets call him what he is) in Portland, and who were fatally stabbed whilst defending them. A third man, Micah Fletcher, also came to their aid, and was injured, but survived. Selfless heroism should always be recognised.

Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley have both expressed their concerns about the direction of their characters and plot of "The Last Jedi", with Hamill saying to the director "I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision."

That being said, the Vanity Fair photos of The Last Jedi cast by Annie Leibowitz, including what are probably the last in character shots of Carrie Fisher, are absolutely beautiful.

And finally (As they say in the news), full marks to the Russian news anchorwoman, who had to deal with an unexpected visitor on set whilst in the middle of a broadcast.

If someone has cheerier news to report, PLEASE chip in, as this is getting harder every week it feels like.
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One of the free books to be given out for Wonder Woman day and you can already see it free on comixology.


Here's four pages, wherein Diana introduces Bumblebee to Zeus, her father.

Wait... Zeus, her father?


Noooooooooo )
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As my contribution to World of Wonder, I present one of my favorite moments from JLA/Avengers. (or is that Avengers/JLA?) issue #4.


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I checked and it's been five years since I posted this, so I'm giving it a bit of a revival.

I've also discovered there was an old series of posts about Diana called "World of Wondy", so I'll probably merge them with the current theme, for ease of access.

The new movie will hove to the New52 reveal that Diana is the actually the daughter of Zeus, a story idea so at odds with the concept of Wonder Woman it boggles the mind. I believe that Rebirth might have done away with that (though I'm not sure), but the movie was already underway so it played the cards it was dealt



Trigger warning for misogyny, violence against women and rape (though that latter is not seen, it's so heavily implied as to be worth mentioning)

Perez art under the cut (What? You need more of a reason?) )
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The 23nd Phantom, Lothar Kehwabe, and his ally Guran faced a problem.

Their attempted infiltration of the Vultures, who were running operations befitting their name across Bangalla from its capital of Mawitaan, was requiring them to shoot someone taken prisoner.

Guran, who'd been handed the gun, passed it to Lothar- who pulled the trigger.

The Vultures' eyepatched leader Arturo jerked his arm aside at the last second, laughing.

He didn't really want the prisoner dead, because he needed to find some things out from her first.

He did want to test them, though.

He seemed satisfied with their performance. )

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