Jun. 16th, 2017

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"Running through the story is a lighthearted (ish) critique of current social and political commentary, wherein some of the ways in which the political left expresses itself comes in for a bit of a bashing. These are people I want to see succeed, but I worry they undermine themselves with the sometimes extremely pompous manner in which they respond to the world.

An obvious example would be the appalling phrase “politically correct”, which was horribly self-righteous to begin with but has now rebounded on its original exponents, who’ve ended up simply handing the bad guys a stick with which to beat them. Its modern equivalent seems to be the even more dreadful “problematic”. If you’re going to express disgust, don’t be polite about it."

- Garth Ennis


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"This is one of my favorite SECRET EMPIRE tie-ins. Gerry Duggan came up with an amazing idea here that I love." - Nick Spencer

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Warning for rape

Media representation of these things as serious and real and scary may have gone away, but out there in popular culture they're still abducting people. The mythology has rolled on; in fact, it's gained a huge number of dimensions since the end of The X-Files. The Lizard Men have arrived and started infesting our royal families, things like that. The Grays have now become this inflatable cartoon figure. We've got this word: "probing." We have a funny word for anal rape! This is because we're terrified. We're scared that this might be true. And that fear has led us to take this bogeyman and make this court jester out of it. It's fascinating. -- Paul Cornell

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Among the most bizarre comic-book responses to sixties counterculture was the short-lived DC series Brother Power the Geek (created by Joe Simon), about a mannequin who miraculously comes to life and uses his super-strength to defend his hippie friends while avoiding capture by the Establishment. While this is most definitely not a pro-hippie comic (unlike Stan Lee, neither Simon nor his editors had much sympathy for the movement), it's so cracky I just had to share it.

'Sock it to them, babies / Before they tune out / Our geek-out!' )
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"I just have always had a thing for swamp creatures... I just think it is horror character #1; it’s your basic nightmare, of this thing rises up from the muck, this hideous thing. It’s just always appealed to me. So when I saw Man-Thing was available to do, that they weren’t using it, I said, well, let me try it. Let me see what I can do differently with it." -- R. L. Stine

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