Celebrating the Unpopular Arts

“The Three Jokers” is a perfect Christmas gift for comics fans. That’s a joke

If you find The Three Jokers in your Christmas stocking, blame Krampus. Jason Fabok’s art is good, but Geoff Johns’ story for the three-issue miniseries embodies everything wrong with the Clown …

Twentieth Century Geopolitics and East-West Relations in the Shadow of Dr. Fu Manchu

Rereading Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu series the past year or so (this is a rewritten 2011 post from my own blog) has been a fascinating experience. Not always the reading. …

More Missing the Point

Recently “Le Messor” had a post here about “Things Geeks Aren’t Supposed to Think,” which included comments on Watchmen; in the comments section, somebody remarked, “I think people really took the wrong lesson from Watchmen.” That got my brain going in a bit of a different direction from what they intended, and the comment I began to draft in response quickly revealed that it wanted to be a post. So here we are. Following in the wake of Greg Hatcher’s dissection of points missed in media, I find myself adding to his list.