Tag Archives: satire

James Asmus’ Quantum and Woody! Vol. 1: The World’s Worst Superhero Team

I’ll be very honest here: James Asmus’ Quantum and Woody! had me at the cover. How can you beat “The World’s Worst Superhero Team”? (And yes, there’s a goat.) Derek Henderson is a physicist who has been working on some … Continue reading

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Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele’s The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone is a prequel to The Surrogates, taking the story back fifteen years to the anti-surrogate riots of 2039. The incident that sparks the crisis is the beating death of a derelict by three teenagers who are using … Continue reading

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Thomas M. Disch’s The Word of God, or, Holy Writ Rewritten

Thomas M. Disch was best known in some circles as one of the New Wave generation of science fiction writers. In others, he was known as an accomplished poet, while in still others as an incisive and iconoclastic critic. “Iconoclast” … Continue reading

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Antonio Prohias’ Spy vs. Spy: The Complete Casebook

Those of us who remember Mad magazine in the 1960s and ’70s also remember “Spy vs. Spy,” Antonio Prohias’ ongoing series about the Black Spy and the White Spy (and sometimes the Gray Spy, a female counterpart, as well) who … Continue reading

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John Cameron Mitchell: Shortbus

Shortbus is one of those films that comes apart if you try to look at it element by element. There’s not much of a plot, which we should all be used to by now. The characterizations are not startling for … Continue reading

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