Oct. 3rd, 2016

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"The thing we've always for the last fifteen years at least -- certainly since 9/11 -- I think America's been processing the horror of those images through their art, through their popular art in particular.

"That's why I think superheroes became from ordinary people who went out at night to make the world a better place, they've become I think agents of the military-entertainment complex. The Avengers work for the government, and it's been like that since Mark [Millar] did The Ultimates. Batman as seen by Christopher Nolan and subsequently is a soldier. He wears military gear with his ordinance and his machines. For me, it became quite reductive. It was an interesting way to look at it for a while, but it's persisted for so long that I'm quite bored with the idea that the best superheroes can represent is some aggressive version of the military.

"So it seemed like it was very worthwhile to go to cultures that weren't dealing with that, and go back to things that superheroes are supposed to be. They're supposed to be champions of the oppressed, they help ordinary people, they make things better for people. They don't prop up our grotesque, doddering culture of war and aggression."
-- Grant Morrison

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This was first posted here back in 2013. I thought it was appropriate for the season.

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Stolen Life

Oct. 3rd, 2016 09:41 pm
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Part 1.

A 1995 story featuring Matrix from Showcase '95. Before her merge with Linda Danvers, being an artificial life form, there was a time when she was wanted not only by Luthor but also by an robot alien to have her body shaped for his own due to her abilities and shape shifting.

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"I think there is a generation of people coming up whose coming of age stories are very idealized and very clean. It's really sad. The Hunger Games and Twilight are fine I guess, but they wouldn't have meant anything to me when I was 14. They don't now either. I fear for what this means to younger generations. Movies like Heathers, Pump Up The Volume, even stuff like Badlands and River's Edge all had a big impact on me. I loved seeing a fuckup try and make his way through the world because I was a fuckup. I really just wanted to make a love letter to fuckups and weirdos. Those are my people."

- Matthew Rosenberg

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'I landed on this while reading Umberto Eco’s last book, “Numero Zero,” which reminded me of Gladio and the ‘stay-behind’ forces embedded in Italy after World War II. I’d been looking for a way to introduce asymmetrical warfare and modern combat conditions into Bond without being too clunky about it — AQ, Daesh, the movement of money, all the stuff that didn’t necessarily pertain when Fleming was writing. Just as “Vargr” was about drugs, a subject Fleming barely grazed.' -- Warren Ellis

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