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Series :: Peanuts Every Sunday
"Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white, and generations of Peanuts fans have grown up enjoying this iteration of these strips. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday papers remain fond of the striking coloring, which makes for a surprisingly different reading experience. It is for these fans (and for Peanuts fans in general who want to experience this alternate/original version) that we now present a series of larger, Sundays-only Peanuts reprints, which more closely duplicate that delightful, Sunday-morning reading experience and brings a splash of real color to Schulz's cast of colorful characters. Designed as a series of ten massive coffee-table quality books, each one containing a half-decade’s worth of Sunday strips, Peanuts Every Sunday will be a proud addition to any Peanuts fan's bookshelf."
comics  publisher  books 
august 2019 by tsuomela
The Dark Knight Buyses | Dave Ex Machina
"We live in a world where tremendous physical strength is of little use in getting anything accomplished. Abilities like super-speed or flight would be fun, but more as a novelty than anything else. Even phenomenal brains don’t particularly wow the masses these days. But a seemingly endless supply of money? That would make you a force to be reckoned with. Batman not only has super-powers, he’s got the only one that matters."
title(Batman)  money  wealth  comics  mythology  class 
july 2012 by tsuomela
"Avenge me! AVENGE ME!" - scanners
"When I say superhero movies aren't taken seriously (by critics, fans or filmmakers), I don't mean that people aren't invested in them (analytically, emotionally, financially) but that, as we've been saying year in and year out about certain kinds of fantasy-action-science-fiction blockbuster attempts since the late 1970s, they're more like amusement park rides (and they eventually become those, too) than movies. Superhero partisans do indeed take these pictures seriously, but only insofar as "seriously" can be interpreted to mean "lacking a sense of humor." "
cinema  movies  film  comics  genre 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Contrary Brin: Roll over, Frank Miller: or why the Occupy Wall Street Kids are Better than the #$%! Spartans
Well, well. I've been fuming silently at Frank Miller for a years. The time's come, so get ready for steam! Because the screech that you just read - Miller's attack on young citizens, clumsily feeling their way ahead toward saving their country - is only the latest example of Frank's astonishing agenda. One that really needs exposure to light.

I'll do it by dissecting - calmly and devastatingly - his most famous and lucrative piece of modern propaganda. The comic book and movie tale about Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.
comics  movie  history  greek  ancient  rant  criticism  freedom 
november 2011 by tsuomela
Mnemonic Arbitrage « Mimi and Eunice
Mnemonic arbitrage occurs when an individual “[firms] up the present by experiencing it as a memory, by experiencing it from the future as a moment in the past”
humor  comics  memory  arbitrage  nostalgia 
october 2011 by tsuomela
xkcd: Beauty
"The problem with scientists is that you take the wonder and beauty out of everything by trying to analyze it..." one hears the ghost of Whitman's learned astronomer.
comics  humor  science  beauty  aesthetics 
march 2011 by tsuomela
The Avengers Help You Understand Your Fears About Transhumanism | Science Not Fiction | Discover Magazine
"Transhumanism is a big, complicated, sprawling idea. The central concept – that humans can be made better with technology – touches on a lot of hopes and fears about the future of humanity. Though I’m always going on about how great human enhancement could be, I’ve got my fair share of fears myself. But my fears are probably way different than many of your fears. But how in the world can we represent those concerns? As it turns out, I’ve found a pretty good set of archetypes that represent our hopes and fears: Marvel Comic’s Avengers."
transhumanism  future  biology  psychology  change  metaphor  comics 
march 2011 by tsuomela
xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe
Real Programmers. Akin to my idea that magic is the merely the power to set up the correct environment, to be present at the right time.
humor  comics  web-comics  emacs  programming 
february 2008 by tsuomela

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