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May 16, 2018

We're too upset to write much about the events covered in issues #19 and #20 - but not too upset to ramble on at great length about metafiction, supporting character murder as a storytelling stratagem, and bronze age comic books. We also dispense a fair bit of contradictory life advice (prompted by listener email and...


May 9, 2018

The narrative begins to gather steam in issues #17 and #18 - although there's some tricky time signature distortion at work that may leave the reader just as discombobulated as our beleaguered protagonist(s). James Highwater experiences a highway epiphany, Buddy's ethical quandaries metastasize (on live TV), and...


May 2, 2018

Two great issues for you this time as Morrison charts the agony of the human (and dolphin) condition on a graph (where the X-axis is social, the Y-axis is existential). In #15, Buddy (and friends) plunge headlong into the deep waters of political violence and cultural imperialism. In #16, time and mortality themselves...


Apr 28, 2018

There's a lot going on in issues #13 and #14 and Elise & Dave spare no temporal expense in their discussion! Morrison's infinitely egressing narrative expands to encompass explicit political critique and a genuinely unnerving domestic haunting. And the whole thing's reframed by the sudden appearance of a new(?) diegetic...


Apr 18, 2018

The Crisis-straddling origin fun continues with Animal Man #11 and #12. The aliens make their move, performing some snazzy edits on the continuum and applying a well-deserved eraser to Orientalism; Buddy learns some new tricks; Ellen forgets her kids and disappears, leaving a shattered coffee cup on the...