Atomic Roundtable: Who IS Doctor Strange, Anyway?

The latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will open on Friday November 4; Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, Sorcerer Supreme and wielder of both the Eye of Agamotto and the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, brings magic to the previously science-based world of Marvel movies. My favorite thing about Strange is the idea that he’s the guy in the guard tower. He is the one that keeps Earth safe from all the weird psychedelic hell-demons trying to infiltrate our reality and do Bad Stuff. The strip really cooks when it’s about the clash between our normal everyday world and the nameless things lurking in the next dimension over.

Bibliotheque Interruptus: Agatha Christie gets weird and two twisty tales from John Dickson Carr (Confessions 2)

A big reason I can’t get more of my hoarded comics sorted and read is because I go to the library and get free or very cheap books. However, I can turn them into a column and here I discuss Agatha Christie getting weird and two twisty tales from John Dickson Carr.