Pixel Scroll 10/5 Manic Pixel Dream Scroll

spacesuite-exlarge-169(1) “Should Zurich ever hold a Worldcon, I think we’ve got the GOH’s hotel room,” says Tom Galloway. It’s the Grand Kameha’s Space Suite.

Always dreamed of going to space but never felt cut out for grueling astronaut training?

Soon it’ll be possible to (almost) indulge this fantasy without leaving Earth.

A hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, has just unveiled a new suite kitted out to look like the inside of a space station.

Grand Kameha’s Space Suite comes equipped with a “zero gravity” bed — built to look like it’s floating above the ground — and steam bath designed to simulate a view into the universe.

(2) Tor Books is celebrating 35 years with a new logo.

new tor logoAin’t no mountain high enough?

(3) Author Tom Purdom has been in the hospital since August 5 reports the Broad Street Review

You may know Tom as the author of five acclaimed science fiction novels as well as novelettes that appear in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. More likely you know him as the peripatetic and prolific chronicler of Philadelphia’s diverse classical music groups, whose scene he has covered for this and other publications since 1988. Tom’s relentless curiosity has also blessed BSR readers with thoughtful explorations of countless other topics, from arms control to religion to professional soccer to the growing appeal of older women in his senior years. As the paragraph above suggests, even at 79, Tom retains a youthful appetite for the cultural rewards of urban life and an eagerness to go public with his enthusiasms.

Hit from behind

At least that was the case until last month. Tom’s byline hasn’t appeared in BSR or anywhere else since August 11. Nor is he now living a life that anyone would describe as satisfying. Instead, Tom has spent the past seven weeks in a hospital bed, most of that time with his head held aloft by a neck brace, his arms and body connected to tubes, his lungs fed oxygen from a tank….

On August 5, Tom was enjoying his daily three-mile stroll along Philadelphia’s new Schuylkill River Trail. Behind him on bicycles, unknown to Tom, were a grown woman, a schoolteacher, and her elderly father. The woman, noticing one of her students walking the trail, waved happily and called to her father to share her discovery. The father turned his head and, in his distraction, crashed into Tom from behind.

In an instant, the active life Tom had savored for decades was shut down, at least temporarily. The blow to his back caused spinal injuries; his fall to the pavement caused a concussion, an enormous bump on his forehead, and two black eyes. His diaphragm was paralyzed.

(4) “Pluto’s Big Moon Charon Reveals a Colorful and Violent History” – read about it on the NASA site.

At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system. Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re finding a landscape covered with mountains, canyons, landslides, surface-color variations and more.

“We thought the probability of seeing such interesting features on this satellite of a world at the far edge of our solar system was low,” said Ross Beyer, an affiliate of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team from the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, “but I couldn’t be more delighted with what we see.”

(5) Genevieve Valentine reviews Ancillary Mercy for NPR.

Breq has spent two books trying to bring down the head of the Radch, a galaxy-spanning empire. It’s complicated work (for one thing, the imperial civil war is between cloned iterations of the Empress herself), so it’s just as well for the series that Breq accidentally keeps falling into broken things that need fixing on a more local level: Her devoted lieutenant Seivarden, captaincy of a ship whose human crew has no idea of their leader’s past, a planetary assignment with the expected imperial prejudice, and a space station awash in all the cultural minutiae the Radchaai empire can offer. And luckily for readers, that’s quite a bit.

(6) George R.R. Martin previews his big investment in Santa Fe’s arts scene in “Meow Wolf Roars”.

The House of Eternal Return, long adrift is time and space, is spinning back towards earth and its eventual landing on the south side of Santa Fe… courtesy of the madmen and madwomen of Meow Wolf, the City Different’s wildest artist’s collective.

Remember Silva Lanes? That derelict bowling alley I bought last winter? If not, go back to January and February on this very Not A Blog and read the old posts. Or just Google “Silva Lanes” and my name, and you’ll find plenty of press coverage.

Anyway… work has been proceeding down on the south side ever since. My own construction crew has gutted the remains of the old structure, torn up the parking lot, and has been working day and night to bring everything up to code. Meanwhile, Meow Wolf’s artists have been across the street, making magic… and now they’ve moved in and started the installations. The two construction crews are working side by side.

Meow Roar house

(7) The local papers have also featured the development.

Santa Fe New Mexican – “Meow Wolf banks on returns with ambitious new exhibit”.

Take a kernel from the Children’s Museum, a wrinkle from an Explora science exhibit and a seam from Burning Man, and one has the inceptions of what Meow Wolf is hoping to create in Santa Fe.

But the exhibit that is being developed, designed, programmed, manufactured, cut and cobble together by the arts group in a 35,000 square foot former bowling alley is perhaps unlike what has ever come before.

The House of Eternal Return, an electronics- and sensory-heavy exhibit, will feature a Victorian house with passageways, forests, caves, treehouses, bridges, a light cloud, a sideways bus, an arcade and workship spaces.

As planned, visitors will be primed with lasers, smoke, touch sensors, color, story and fantasy.

Albuquerque Journal – “Meow Wolf’s latest futuristic project bends time and space”.

George R.R. Martin, who bought the old Silva Lanes bowling alley for $750,000 on agreement to lease it to Meow Wolf, is now financing a $1 million to $2 million renovation of the building.

“Meow Wolf’s project is going to be exciting and strange,” Martin said in an email. “It’s something the city has never seen before.

Once open, the fantasy house will allow visitors to touch hundreds of digital connections imbedded in everything from walls and doors to furniture and personal items. Sensors will trigger a range of visiual and audio experiences, providing in many cases elaborate, visual transport to wild places.

(8) I doubt this has changed for all values of “we”….

(9) Everybody needs a hobby. Emily Stoneking’s is making “Cruelty-Free Knit Anatomy Specimens”.

Will R. adds, “The alien autopsy is pretty good.”

Uh, yeah….

(10) Larry Correia responded to a comment on his “Fisking the New York Times’ Modern Man” post —

Well, since I get far more traffic than File 770, somebody must care.

Really? Let’s see what Alexa has to say about that.

File770.com

  • Global Rank – 140,439

Monsterhunternation.com

  • Global Rank – 175,887

But in the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you who is way out in front of this race —

Voxday.blogspot.com

  • Global Rank – 78,211

(11) Adam-Troy Castro’s review of Upside Down concludes —

A pretty dumb story partially redeemed by some downright amazing visuals, it’s actually the second best movie where Kirsten Dunst kisses a guy upside down…

(12) Dave Freer starts the week by sharing his opinions about “Cultural appropriation and Political Correctness in writing” at Mad Genius Club.

Enter the newest shibboleth of Arts world (along with 23 sexes) intended to divide and exclude.

Cultural appropriation.

I’m a wicked man because I talked about Yogurt (Turkic) and Matryoshka dolls (Russian) and shibboleth (Hebrew). These words, and a meaning of them have all become quite normal in English, understood, accepted… and maybe not quite what they meant (or still mean) in their root-culture.

But the culture of the permanently offended (the one I adopt nothing from, because yes, I consider it inferior, and overdue for the scrapheap of history.) has discovered it as a new and valuable thing to… you guessed it!… Be offended by. Demand reparations for the terrible damage done. Exclusivity even. Heaven help you if you’re not gay, and write about something that could be considered gay culture, or Aboriginal, or Inuit or quite possibly of sex number 23 (is that the one where you identify as coffee table?). Contrariwise, you are to be utterly condemned, pilloried, attacked, decried as a sexist, racist, homophobic misogynist if you don’t include all the possible groups (including number 23) in your books, in the prescribed stereotype roles.

(13) Do not be confused by the last post – the following movie is not a documentary. “’No Men Beyond This Point’ Sci-Fi Comedy Lands At Samuel Goldwyn”.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to writer-director Mark Sawers’ sci-fi comedy satire No Men Beyond This Point, which just had its North American premiere in the Vanguard section at the Toronto Film Festival. The pic is set in a world where women no longer need men in order to reproduce and are no longer giving birth to male babies, leaving the male population on the verge of extinction. A 2016 release is in the works.

(14) Today’s Birthday Boy –

1952 – Clive Barker

(15) Apex Magazine publisher Jason Sizemore has announced a significant change to the magazine’s publication model. Subscribers will continue to get the new eBook edition delivered via email or to their Kindle account on the first Tuesday of each month. While Apex Magazine’s content will still be available as a free read, instead of posting the entire issue’s contents on that first Tuesday, they will be released over the course of the month.

Example: On the first Tuesday of the month, the entire issue becomes available to our subscribers (and to those who pay $2.99 for our nicely formatted eBook edition through Apex or our other vendors). That day, we will only post one of that issue’s short stories. One Wednesday, we will publish one poem, and on Thursday we will publish a nonfiction piece. A week later on the following Tuesday, we will repeat the cycle.

We at Apex Magazine feel like this is an ideal situation for our readers and our administrators. It rewards subscribers further with early access to content. It also allows us to focus on each contributing author singularly each week on the website. Readers win, authors win, subscribers win, and Apex Magazine wins!

(16) Councilmember Mike Bonin represents the 11th District in the city of Los Angeles. And the councilman says he has “the best collection of Justice Society of America action figures in all of Los Angeles.”

[Thanks to Steven H Silver, Will R., James H. Burns, JJ, Tom Galloway, and John King Tarpinian for some of these stories. Title credit goes to File 770 contributing editor of the day Soon Lee.]

284 thoughts on “Pixel Scroll 10/5 Manic Pixel Dream Scroll

  1. Mike Glyer: Ain’t no mountain high enough?

    No that’s “Ain’t no Mount File770 high enough”…

  2. For someone like Freer likes to mock of the culture of the perpetually offended I’ve yet to see a post by him that isn’t written from the standpoint of being offended by something. Perpetually offended by the perpetually offended.

    I love the Meow Wolf treehouse pic! The rest of the installment sounds interesting as well with the whole sensory stuff. There was a space exhibit at a local cultural arts center in Chicago that was kind of a mess but there was a part of it that was in a pitch black roof with hanging dots of LED lights that changed and shifted as you moved through it through motion sensors that I thought was amazing.

    Read Seveneves and I think I’m one of the few that wouldn’t put that on my on personal shortlist. Great ideas with science in the fiction. But the first half felt like The Martian where science was used creatively under a deadline and certain pressures, only without the charisma or humor. The latter part felt like every time a character blinked there was a three page info dump on how the background of what that blink now means culturally. Stalled the momentum of the story regardless of how interesting it was.

    I’m probably late to the party but Black Mirror is on Netflix Instant and that’s a pretty neat show with a bunch of one off episodes based around sci-fi techno horror stories.

  3. Matt Y.: Read Seveneves and I think I’m one of the few that wouldn’t put that on my on personal shortlist.

    Nah, there’s a few of us here who have said that, while it has some good aspects, it’s not really up to expectations for Stephenson and for Hugo.

  4. JJ –

    Nah, there’s a few of us here who have said that, while it has some good aspects, it’s not really up to expectations for Stephenson and for Hugo.

    Been trying to avoid reading too many posts on it for fear of spoilers. Good to know others feel the same, but that’s a little sad as well. Ambitious book though, glad I read it.

  5. “And then I’ll meet someone and start thinking ‘He’s a twelve. I know he’s a twelve. How do I know he’s a man?’ —Raphael Carter, from “On the Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation.”

  6. But in the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you who is way out in front of this race —

    Voxday.blogspot.com

    Global Rank – 78,211

    In all fairness . . . the person way out in front of this race isn’t VD:

    whatever.scalzi.com
    Global rank-72,726

    Though on the brighter side, Correia can content himself with the fact that his site is far more popular than Mad Genius Club, with their Global Rank of 521,166.

  7. I’m sure I’m some multiple of fifth.

    New foster dog arrived today. Bichon frise, female, seven years old. Fitting in nicely. Name is Olive. She prefers a home without young children, and her previous home, with three children under the age of four, is just Right Out. Adoptable anywhere in New England.

    Nearly done with the audio book of The Galaxy Game, by Karen Lord. Very good. Go read it in the format of your choice.

  8. So Freer’s a fan of that Washington DC NFL team, then?

    Regarding the Ancillary Mercy review: “Lalalalalalalalalalala” <Sticks fingers in ears>

  9. Time for round one of the Rory Root Memorial Comics Bracket!

    (One small change from the preliminary list: the Claremont run on X-Men is extended to #150, so as to include “Days of Future Past” and “Kitty’s Fairy Tale”. Not that I think that’ll help it much, when it’s up against Lee and Kirby FF….)

    IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    Nexus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude and various
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio
    Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    The Incal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius and various
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay
    Fourth World (New Gods, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen), Jack Kirby

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    The Nikopol trilogy, Enki Bilal
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

  10. 2. Congrats to Tor on their 35th anniversary. I found their timeline interesting- what they did & didn’t include.

    5. I have to remind hubby to put Ancillary Mercy on hold at library.

    6. The Meow Wolf space looks like it’s going to be fantastic. GRRM is having lots of fun with his money and creating cool spaces. The limited lifetime passes look really neat unfortunately I don’t have a spare grand lying around.

    9. Those knitting anatomy specimens are pretty cool.

    12. Dave Freer doesn’t seem to have a clue on what he’s talking about but he does seem easily offended.

    15. Sounds like a smart move by Apex

  11. WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

  12. Time for round one of the Rory Root Memorial Comics Bracket!

    (One small change from the preliminary list: the Claremont run on X-Men is extended to #150, so as to include “Days of Future Past” and “Kitty’s Fairy Tale”. Not that I think that’ll help it much, when it’s up against Lee and Kirby FF….)

    IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    Abstain

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    Abstain

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    Argh, this is hard!

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    Abstain.

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    Nexus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude and various
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    Another hard choice, but I love the X-Men too much.

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio
    Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    Am I the only person in the universe who doesn’t much care for XKCD?

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    Abstain.

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

    I don’t much like either of these, not even Watchmen, but it still wins out narrowly.

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    The Incal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius and various
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay
    Fourth World (New Gods, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen), Jack Kirby

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    Sorry, RedWombat, but I loved The Authority a whole lot.

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    Abstain.

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    Abstain.

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    The Nikopol trilogy, Enki Bilal
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

    No contest at all, since I love Planetary and never liked Krazy Kat.

  13. Ack! Numbers! Numbers!

    IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    abstain!

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    pass

    ALL OUT METAL
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi

    FAMOUS NAMES
    abstain!

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    pass

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    pass

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay

    DEALING WITH GODS
    pass

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    pass

    HEROES OF MYTH
    pass

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

  14. Time for round one of the Rory Root Memorial Comics Bracket!

    David’s turn with brackets – good luck

    I don’t expect I’ll be voting much as I’m just starting to get into comics/graphic novels mostly through Kickstarter. As I’ve been doing with books I’m voting if I’ve read 1 of a pair and think it’s really good.

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz

    Grew up on the Peanuts.

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    Abstain I’ve read Saga but not The Walking Dead and Saga didn’t blow me away

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe

    I love XKCD. Its useful for explaining complex points by pointing people to various strips. Heck you can have an entire conversation using XKCD.

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon

  15. I’m skipping some for various reasons (can’t decide, didn’t read one or both, etc.). I voted for a couple where I’m not totally familiar with one, due to the strength of the other. So, mostly honest votes, but a few that may skirt the line. And I’m listing a couple of wretched, evil ties. 😉 You’ve learned some cruelty from Kyra and her dice, David Goldfarb. . . . BTW this seems like a super-long list.

    IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    I like what I’ve read of “Nimona” so far, but “Akira” was a classic.

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson

    Oh, man . . . “Astro City,” but this is tough! And your title made me grin. 😉

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch

    I love how you’re specifying a particular range for some of these, thanks. “Swamp Thing”!

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    Did I mention that it’s tough comparing a strip with a graphic novel? TIE!

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    OH NO YOU DIDN’T! Gah. Sniff. Cruel dice. These are wildly different things, making it tough to pick one. TIE!

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi

    Confusing and odd not to list the pen name he used for the Tintin books, IMHO. Also inconsistent, since you listed Moebius as, well, Moebius.

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    OMG I can’t even. . . . Though again, so wildly different. “Nausicaa” by a perky little manga nose.

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    DEALING WITH GODS
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady

  16. “Heaven help you if you’re not gay, and write about something that could be considered gay culture, or Aboriginal, or Inuit or quite possibly of sex number 23 (is that the one where you identify as coffee table?). ”

    The stupid, it burns….

  17. Kurt Busiek: Come on, that’s cheating! You were namechecked in that category’s title, how can you abstain!

    (… yeah, I’d probably do the same, if I were fortunate enough to be in that position…)

  18. IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Kaneda shouts out in anguish “TETSUOOOO!!!”. Tetsuo replies “I’m a shark!”

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim
    Ooh which writer-takes-a-journey-to-the-dark-side do I want? Cerebus for it’s glory days…

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    I have heard tell that Kurt actually looks like Robert Mitchum and can turn himself into steel.

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    My dog insists.

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
    Confronting but I think Eddie Campbell is a scribbly genius

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    As is Talbot.

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    I also have a TV for a head so I have to vote for this.

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Early comic book addiction for me.

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Because I didn’t pick Marvels

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various
    !

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne
    I like the classics

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS

    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisible wandered too many times into incoherency

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Ooh, ouch – nasty choice you forced there. The Watchmen gets shakier over time but only because its imitators frequently missed the point.

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki
    No contest. Do these other works defy the might of a God Warrior?

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Moby Dick wins.

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman
    How do I? I mean…no, yeah but?

  19. WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly
    I *love* Why I Hate Saturn, and honestly, I have never been able to appreciate Pogo. Maybe it’s the dialect? I hate folksy dialect. I know there are a million reasons to live Pogo, but I just can’t.

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama
    Least favorite tale of the Monkey King evar.

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

  20. IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim

    (And in the alternative Earth-3 bracket, Dark Knight III vs. the last third of Cerebus)

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly
    Write-in: The Cowboy Wally Show, Kyle Baker.

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    (You were really stretching for that one weren’t you?)

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    Nexus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude and various
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
    (I really should vote for Tintin, as I recognize its quality. But personally, it’s never really done anything for me while I enjoyed Nextwave, even if I think it’s a lightweight on the ballot)

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio
    Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
    Abstain

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki
    Abstain

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    The Incal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius and various
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud
    Abstain (on the basis of equally significant, but in such different ways we’re comparing apples to colorless green dreams)

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay
    Fourth World (New Gods, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen), Jack Kirby

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    The Nikopol trilogy, Enki Bilal
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

    No Judge Dredd after all eh?

  21. What timing! I just finished the most recent Hark! A Vagrant collection.

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    Oh, the forehead cloths! I have to go Pogo, but Why I Hate Saturn is without a doubt my favorite work by Kyle Baker.

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    As great as Nexus is, my taste runs more toward Mike Baron’s Badger.

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    In the comparison of apples and sky, the inevitable victor is the sun.

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder

    Can I have extra votes for Beanworld? Hoka hey!

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

    Wow! This is another forehead cloth. Herriman was a genius, and my tastes run more Zippy the Pinhead than Ziggy. That said, I am voting for Planetary, which hit my personal superhero sweet spot. Warren Ellis either hits my sweet spot (this, Transmetropolitan, Nextwave), or misses entirely — no real in between.

  22. IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    Nexus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude and various
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio
    Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

    Persepolis would have won against almost anything else, I think.

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    The Incal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius and various
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay
    Fourth World (New Gods, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen), Jack Kirby

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch
    …and Digger would have won against most other match-ups here, too.

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    The Nikopol trilogy, Enki Bilal
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

  23. (Also, this would be a lot easier for me to post with numbered brackets)

    I meant to append this to my entry, but clearly failed to do so.

  24. Whoops! Apparently I missed one. Can you add this to my vote:

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    Tiny smooth brain!

  25. IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    I was not impressed by Nimona. I would love to be able to find Akira number three, but I’ve read enough to know I like it.

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim

    Cerebus might not have ended well, but at least it didn’t leave a legacy of turning Batman into an unlikable jerk.

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama

    This one was tough, because later Peanuts strips were a chore to read; almost a parody of themselves. The same is true of the later Dragonball numbers, but I think that was on purpose. Edge to Peanuts, though, because so much else is built on it.

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    In the early Swamp Thing issues Alan Moore had not yet vanished up his own ass.

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    Talbot gets an unfair advantage by doing a complete story, while Doonsbury runs on and on . . .

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    I don’t like Saga, but I’m voting against the Boring Dead.

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    At the time, Crisis seemed a good idea. We thought it was necessary. It was well done and all, but everything that has gone wrong with the DC Universe since then flows from it.

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    Nexus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude and various
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio
    Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen

    Sorry, Kurt.

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    The Incal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius and various
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay
    Fourth World (New Gods, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen), Jack Kirby

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    In the battle of the Bills, Watterson is just the better writer.

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    I love Finder, but Titans is what got me into comics in the first place.

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    The Nikopol trilogy, Enki Bilal
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

  26. (5) Nope, nope, not reading reviews. Not had time to read it yet, decided sleep and coherent thought were more important

    (10) Oooo, snarky. You’re lucky that you’re ranked below VD though, otherwise you’d get a whole Chapter 5 to yourself about how your stats were faked.

    (12) Blah blah Freer blah

    (15) Interesting and probably sensible. Lightspeed works it in a very similar way. Any freemium model needs to have some element of stick to add to the free carrot, and early access for subscribers is an obvious one.

  27. IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

    ALL OUT METAL
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various
    (That was a hard choice!)

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY,
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    DEALING WITH GODS
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassidy

  28. Lis Carey on October 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm said:
    I’m sure I’m some multiple of fifth.

    New foster dog arrived today. Bichon frise, female, seven years old. Fitting in nicely. Name is Olive.

    My wife and I took in a bischon frise a couple of years ago and she’s a little charmer. Even my mum, who never warmed to our prior dog loves her.

    And she’s a real bundle of energy a lot of the time too!

  29. Regarding the Ancillary Mercy review: “Lalalalalalalalalalala”

    Me too. How to you make this display chevrons? Stupid web.

    Anyway, it’s there on my kindle, ready for the long day of travel that awaits me. See you on the sunny side people.

  30. Oh there are some tough choices in here
    IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim

    Before issue 150. Before he went crazy ok?

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    Pass

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    Nexus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude and various
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    I rather feel Sandman could have got a LotR style bye to the final round, but I loved the early Nexus so very much. Good spot on the link though. You bastard.

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio
    Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen

    Pass

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    Pass. Both.

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    Pass

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    The Incal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius and various
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    You’re a bad man forcing that on me.

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay
    Fourth World (New Gods, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen), Jack Kirby

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    The Nikopol trilogy, Enki Bilal
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

  31. I am surprised at how many of this I know.

    IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson
    Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker
    Pogo, Walt Kelly

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    Astro City, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
    Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    Dragonball, Akira Toriyama

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    Kingdom Come, Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

    ALL OUT METAL
    Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    Nexus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude and various
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio
    Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen

    Sorry Kurt

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    PS238, Aaron Williams
    Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe
    The Invisibles, Grant Morrison and various

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various
    We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    Omaha the Cat Dancer, Reed Waller and Kate Worley
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Bone, Jeff Smith
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    The Incal, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius and various
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    Tales of the Beanworld, Larry Marder
    Animal Man 1-26, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog

    OTHER REALMS
    Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay
    Fourth World (New Gods, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen), Jack Kirby

    DEALING WITH GODS
    Digger, Ursula Vernon
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Urusei Yatsura, Rumiko Takahashi
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
    The New Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman and George Perez

    HEROES OF MYTH
    Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
    Mage: The Hero Discovered, Matt Wagner

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    The Nikopol trilogy, Enki Bilal
    Zot!, Scott McCloud

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

    I hadn’t realised that nobody had nominated Fun Home…

  32. In all fairness . . . the person way out in front of this race isn’t VD:

    whatever.scalzi.com
    Global rank-72,726

    And the overall winner is:

    grrm.livejournal.com
    55,331

    It’s George’s world, we’re just living in it.

  33. Sticking only to the brackets where I’ve read a reasonable sampling of both:

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    Cerebus the Aardvark, Dave Sim
    (Because its high points are higher. We won’t mention the lows.)

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    (Why can’t I have a normal Monkey King like everyone else?)

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch
    (Pretty much a coin-flip here. Swamp Thing edges it on sentimental reasons.)

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

    ALL OUT METAL
    Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka
    (It’s foundational work, and I really like the sleek style of his later work on the series.)

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    Fantastic Four 1-102, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    (Picking the more foundational work again.)

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
    (But this time I’m going with the evil fun one.)

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    American Splendor, Harvey Pekar and various

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    (An Art for Art’s sake vote, I guess.)

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Maus, Art Spiegelman
    (Poor Lum, she didn’t deserve a heavyweight matchup like this in the first round.)

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
    (Did not get on with Fables.)

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassady

  34. Not read nearly enough of these.

    IN JAPAN, “-A” IS NOT A FEMININE ENDING
    Nimona, Noelle Stephenson

    THE DARK KNIGHT VERSUS THE MOON ROACH
    The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller

    WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…
    pass

    SO WHICH ONE WILL KURT HIMSELF VOTE FOR?
    pass

    IF WISHES WERE BEAGLES
    Peanuts, Charles Schulz
    (even though I love Dragonball)

    THE RIPPER AND THE VEGETABLE
    Swamp Thing 20-64, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette and John Totleben and Rick Veitch

    POTTER VS. POTHEAD
    The Tale of One Bad Rat, Bryan Talbot
    I expect this is on some English curriculum lists by now

    GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES
    Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

    THESE SHADOW DEMONS ARE CRAZY
    The Adventures of Asterix, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
    although I confess that I am really voting as much for the English translations by Bell & Hockridge

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE
    pass

    ALL OUT METAL
    pass

    GUIDED BY DREAMS
    The Sandman, Neil Gaiman and various

    COSMIC, ATOMIC, IT’S ALL RADIATION
    X-Men 94-150, Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum / John Byrne

    GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURERS
    The Adventures of Tintin, Georges Remi

    FAMOUS NAMES
    Girl Genius, Phil & Kaja Foglio

    THE SCHOOL AND THE SEA
    pass

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS
    XKCD, Randall Munroe

    DOG, CAT, BUNNY, MONKEY
    pass

    ALEXANDER’S EMPIRE
    abstain because I can’t decide

    STRONG-WILLED GIRLS
    pass

    WOLFRIDERS AND RAT CREATURES
    Elfquest, Richard and Wendy Pini

    NEAR FUTURE VS. FAR FUTURE, DYSTOPIAN EDITION
    V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd
    I reread this every couple of years hoping that it isn’t coming more and more true

    KINDS OF POWER, KINDS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud

    ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL?
    pass

    OTHER REALMS
    pass

    DEALING WITH GODS
    The Authority, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

    OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE AXIS
    Maus, Art Spiegelman

    IT’S ALL IN THE STORIES YOU TELL
    Fables, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham and various

    THE SIN-EATER AND THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER
    pass

    HEROES OF MYTH
    pass

    THE FAR-FLUNG FUTURE! 1965 OR 2023?
    pass

    NEW STYLE VS. OLD
    Krazy Kat, George Herriman

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