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Brainiac On Banjo: Burning Down The House!

Brainiac On Banjo: Burning Down The House!

Every year many bleeding hearts tiptoe through their keyboards decrying the spread of book banning in state and local schools and libraries. And by “every year,” I mean “well, actually, every couple of days.”

As we’ve seen this month, a huge part of the Virginia gubernatorial race focused on the horrific nightmares evoked from the work of author Toni Morrison. She was the winner of the American Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Nobel Prize in Literature, the National Humanities Medal, the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and over 100 other A list awards. Lord knows, that’s not the type of person whose work you’d want in your library, is it?

Nazis doing what Nazis do.

These lists often come out of Texas because their school library habits influence purchasing patterns all over this bigoted nation… and that’s because, when it comes to electing government officials, Texas is to fascism what Florida is to prostitution.

Therefore, every year I find myself dancing across my own keyboard bitching about censorship. Technically, that word only applies to works banned by a government, so it certainly applies here. But in a democracy – yeah, I know; stop laughing! – the government acts in the name of the people, so I subscribe to the overreaching definition of that term. Continue reading “Brainiac On Banjo: Burning Down The House!”

Top Comics of the Week Reviews – 8/8/18

Top Comics of the Week Reviews – 8/8/18

This week we are publishing an abbreviated review column. We decided to give you our opinions of the top books that we read this week. I must say, it was difficult to decide. There are so many quality comic books being produced right now. I think that is good for the industry as a whole.

The books we chose are the ones that we put on top of our reading stack. These are the ones we were most excited to check out.  They are all very good, and because there were fewer to write about, we gave each one a little more time than we usually do. We hope you enjoy this format.

 

She Could Fly #2
Dark Horse / Berger Books
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by Martin Morazzo
Colors by Miroslav Mrva
Letters by Clem Robins
Cover Art by Morazzo and Mrva

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