Category Archives: Doctor Who

Recommended Doctor Who Edition

There’s been an odd amount of Doctor Who related news today. A British improv show had a sketch on things you’ll never hear on the show. There was some Who related discussion at a British evening program Newsnight on Neil Gaiman, Apparently … Continue reading

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Recommended June 5 2013

Neil Gaiman suggests that the next Doctor should be an unknown. I like to see The Doctor as The Doctor, and an actor who doesn’t bring baggage is a grand sort of thing. A star waiting to happen. So I … Continue reading

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Metsfilter May 30 Edition

“Stuff I Like” doesn’t quite seem like a good thing to call posts about music I heard, and articles I’ve read since it’s likely that at some point, I’ll find a well-written piece about something horrible. So for the moment, … Continue reading

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Stuff I Like

Been meaning to try something like this. Andy Borowitz’s piece “Obama Denies Role in Government” should have been the basis for a Saturday Night Live sketch. Ted Nugent’s brother wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post. He does not … Continue reading

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Hiatuses in comic books

My initial guess was that Superior Spider-Man was going to be a hiatus for the Peter Parker Spider-Man. But they went in a slightly different direction, essentially keeping Peter Parker around as a supporting character. Both approaches come with advantages … Continue reading

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Should Spider-Man borrow Doctor Who’s approach to rogues?

Perhaps there should be a rule that a majority of Spider-Man stories feature new opponents. So with Amazing Spider-Man‘s 24 issues an year, there would be a cap of 11 issues that could feature recurring villains. This way, a persistent reader … Continue reading

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When Supervillains Keep Coming Back

With the vast gulf between the number of people willing to see a movie about superheroes and the number of readers of superhero comics, there’s a lot of talk about how to make these comic books welcoming to new readers. … Continue reading

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J Jonah Jamesons

While Peter Parker has held different occupations in the comics, his most recognizable employer remains J Jonah Jameson. The former Editor in Chief of the Daily Bugle, and the current mayor of the Marvel Universe’s New York City, fits perfectly … Continue reading

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Making Stephen Wacker’s Life Miserable

On a CBR thread, Xistel asked how we would improve the Spider-Man comics. My response was “If I was in charge, I might change the schedule of Amazing Spider-Man from twice a month to weekly (or weekly except for when there’s an issue … Continue reading

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Spider-Man’s Morals and the deal with Mephisto

Among the many angry reactions to “One More Day” were complaints that it was amoral for Peter Parker and Mary Jane to give up their marriage to save Aunt May’s life. Some readers argued that they would never have made … Continue reading

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