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Back when we lived in Utah, we went to Salt Lake Comic Con every year. Our 2014 trip included two of my favorite moments with my daughter, Lark. These were originally posted on different days on Google+, but I’m pulling them into one post here (since G+ is going the way of the dodo). April […]

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While packing for our move to Seattle in 2015, I came across some comics and RPG stuff I created in the 1980s and early 1990s. I posted about them on G+ back in 2015, but with the impending shutdown I thought I’d rescue them to share on Yore. Comics At age 10, I was photocopying […]

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Steve Rogers, PR disaster is amazing. Context from the intro: ““Wait,” says Sam, “you had a publicist?” “For my first five months at S.H.I.E.L.D,” says Steve. “Then she quit. Uh, decisively.”” The rubber meets the road: “The problem was his mouth. First there was that brief period of time before the rabble-rousing got off the […]

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I tried to get into Flash a few years ago, with its New 52 incarnation, and it didn’t grab me — but the itch remained. This week I sampled a Geoff Johns issue, then a Rebirth issue, then a couple issues of Flashpoint[1] — and with every one, I became both more intrigued and more […]

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When I was in 4th or 5th grade, my art teacher gave me a copy of Squadron Supreme #12. Back then I devoured every comic I could get my hands on, so this being the final issue of a limited series I knew nothing about didn’t phase me — I dove right in. What I […]

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As a kid, I used to spend hours poring over any sort of “superheroes A-Z” content I could find. I had some that came in issues of comics, and the long-running Marvel-phile column in Dragon, and probably other sources I’ve forgotten about. When I started playing TSR’s Marvel Super Heroes, I traced hero silhouettes from […]

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Nick Abadzis‘ and Hilary Sycamore‘s Laika is meditative, thorough, and heartbreaking. Everything I knew about Laika — the first orbital space traveler, a stray dog trained and conditioned for her one-way mission — before reading this book came from her Wikipedia entry and small exhibits about her at aerospace museums. I now know a lot […]

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I love getting reading recommendations, but my to-read shelves are such an embarrassment, particularly when it comes to comics, that I don’t always take them. But after a visit to Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique (which rocks!), I took one: Rat Queens. I heard about RQ when it launched, but had too much on my […]

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I backed John Mahoney’s Zentropa on Kickstarter because it looked gorgeous and it seemed like he had his shit together. When I saw the samples he posted, it felt very Heavy Metal to me, and apparently they agreed: The first 10 pages of Zentropa appear in issue #382. I was also intrigued by the concept […]

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When Grant Morrison took over as editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal, beginning with issue #280, I subscribed on the spot. (Cover by Gail Potocki, one of three variant covers for Morrison’s debut issue.) I’m a wee bit of a Morrison fan: . . . and I used to be a regular reader of Heavy Metal back […]

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