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Can’t Breathe in the Wind from Tom Racine on Vimeo. WHEN NEWS BROKE this week of the decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July death of Eric Garner, visual commentators working on deadline reached for familiar symbols. Show More Summary

YEAR IN REVIEW: From photo privacy to online piracy, we put the news into parody verse (Part II)

LAST WEEK, on the heels of Bob Dylan’s D.C. show, Comic Riffs toyed with turning the news into poor man’s Dylan verse. (Yes, emphasis on “poor.”) This week, as a way to reflect on the news from 2014, we’re spinning the lyrical nuggets...Show More Summary

“Costumed cretin” remains a delightfully sick burn

Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying Julia Wertz's Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection Julia Wertz's Fart Party has been a beloved webcomic for a decade. Check out the complete collection, including never-before-published...Show More Summary

Emily S. Whitten: Talking With Marvin the Martian

The thing I love about voice actors is that even if you don’t know their names or faces, you will “know that voice.” And considering voice actor Eric Bauza was responsible for one of my favorite scenes in the voice actor documentary I Know That Voice, I’m super glad that I not only know that […]

Martha Thomases: Funny, You Don’t Look Booish

Boo! It’s Halloween today, when we laugh at death and taunt ghosts, witches and demons. Traditionally, we dress up in costume as something that scares us, exorcising our fears through make-up and disguise. If this was still a barometer of what we are afraid of, most women (and girls) are terrified of sex. And of […]

New Who Review: “In the Forest of the Night”

A great actor once said “never work with children or animals.”  This episode features both, and once again, the axiom proves true.  The students of Coal Hill School have a sleepover in the museum of natural history, and wake up… IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT By  Frank Cottrell-Boyce Directed by Sheree Folkson London, and […]

Emily S. Whitten: Bill Farmer Is Goofy!

Bill Farmer, possibly best known to most of us as the voice of Disney’s Goofy for the past twenty-seven years, is an amazing talent, a hilarious person and an all-around nice guy. Bill, who was named a Disney Legend in 2009, and in 2011 was the first voice actor to receive the prestigious Friz Freleng […]

New Who Review – “Flatline”

It’s the premise of a classic short novel by a Shakespearian scholar and at least a half dozen EC Comics.  What happens when beings based in a differing number of dimensions interact?  Usually it’s the higher dimensions assaulting us, but if the invasion comes from the ground up, one would hope your defensive wall could […]

Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #330: BATGIRL FORGIVES HER TRESPASSES

It’s a strange power. Almost a mutant ability. Being right for the wrong reason. Ask anyone who’s played a round of trivia with me, they’ll tell you. I frequently figure out the correct answer by making logical deductions from a known fact. Then, when I give my reasons for my answer, I’m told my “known” fact […]

New Who Review – “Mummy on the Orient Express”

There’s one of two things you can be almost guaranteed of when you see a story that takes place on a train – romance, or a murder. MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS By  Jamie Mathieson Directed by Paul Wilmshurst As a farewell fling, The Doctor takes Clara on a trip aboard the Orient Express in […]

New Who Review: “Kill the Moon”

It’s the classic time travel question – would you kill a dangerous killer in their crib, before they’ve actually done anything?  Well, what is you weren’t sure the baby was going to do anything?  What if you were asked to… KILL THE MOON By  Peter Harness Directed by Paul Whilmshurst Clara speaks to the entire Earth […]

Emily S. Whitten: Continuous Convention Catch-Up

Goooooood evening, boys and girls! Before we get on with today’s column, let us have a moment of silence (because we’ve all fainted from excitement) to celebrate that a Deadpool movie is really, truly, finally in the works. For real this time. Like, totally. … … (Obligatory NSFW test footage shot) Aaaaaand, we’re back. Everyone […]

Mike Gold: The Joker’s New Friend

I always wondered how World War II would have turned out if only Joseph Goebbels had a sense of humor. After all, what’s the old adage – you get more with a smile and a bomb than just a bomb alone? Really, the whole concept of Harley Quinn is based upon this philosophy. You know […]

Michael Davis: Am I a Liar or a Dick or What?

“Now, You Can’t Leave.” – Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale Seven months ago I contacted the people at Variant Comics. They put a wonderful piece on Static Shock together so I sent them what I thought was a satire filled message that pointed out that they were wrong in regards to whom created Static and […]

Martha Thomases: Subversive Family Reading

Over the weekend, while all the cool kids were in Baltimore for the Harvey Awards and the convention, I was at a family wedding. As such occasions are wont to do, I ruminated over my life and times. On Friday night, at the rehearsal dinner, I was talking with a cousin who remembered that visiting […]

Tumblr’s Hilarious Net Neutrality Statement!

If you log onto your tumblr dashboard today, you might notice what looks like a bit of a problem.  All the graphics on the page are replaced by those “please wait” spinny things, giving the impression you’re stuck with a slow connection.   But it’s just the latest in a series of events, pranks and publicity […]

Emily S. Whitten’s Grand SDCC Adventure – LEGO Batman 3 Edition!

The LEGO Batman 3 video game will be released on November 28, 2014, and it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun. Obviously as part of the LEGO video game franchise, it will feature the usual enjoyment to be had in playing that set of games; but on top of that, the story […]

Emily S. Whitten’s Grand SDCC Adventure: Gotham Edition

(Editor’s Note: As noted in this space last Tuesday, for the next li’l bit we’ll be running BRAND-NEW Emily S. Whitten columns on Tuesday mornings and on Saturday afternoons! This being Saturday afternoon – Eastern USA time – here we go!) Batman is one of DC Comics’ greatest characters, and part of what makes Batman […]

BOB INGERSOLL: THE LAW IS A ASS #324: LAWYERS TAKE THE X-FACTOR OUT OF CRIME

See, now this is why people need lawyers. I’ve written this column long enough and covered so many topics that the “this” to which I alluded in my first paragraph could be just about anything. But in this case, the “this” happens to be All New X-Factor #7. And the “people” happen to be the […]

Emily S. Whitten’s Grand San Diego Adventure – Constantine

 (Editor’s Note: Remember that long stretch when Emily was busy having a life? Well, now she’s making up for it. For the next li’l bit, we’ll be running BRAND-NEW Emily S. Whitten columns on Tuesday mornings – AND on Saturday afternoons! No kiddin’!) The last time anyone really adapted the material of Hellblazer and main character […]

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