Using Stories (or Comics) for Politics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2022



So, fair warning, I was dead tired last night and forgot to write the blog post. I am slightly drunk now, so I've got no inhibition whatsoever. And I'm going to talk about whatever comes to mind. So, big shocker for anyone who knows me, I want to ...

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CREATOR PROFILE: John Byrne

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2022



JOHN BYRNE

When I first became seriously interested in comics, John Byrne was at the top of my favorite artist list. He drew many of the classic “new” X-Men books, and was the artist on that series when it first became massively popular. The stories Byrne drew (and co-plotted along ...



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Building Imagination and Sand Castles

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2022


Photo: “The Uncanny X-Men Issue #319, Untapped Potential: Bobby Drake and Rogue Talk About Sand Castles“. Marvel Comics. (December 1995)

Saturday morning was spent mall trotting like a typical nineties mall rat. The mall was like a ghost town in the early hours of the day when every storefront was ...


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Venting Your Frustrations Needs Elegance

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2022



So it came to my attention that J.K. Rowling has taken revenge against her ‘internet trolls’ by writing a new book called The Ink Black Heart. According to reviews (I haven't read the book) the plot of the book reflects the author's experience of mass-condemnation over her ...

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Quackcast 597 - Revelations!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2022

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Today we're talking about a technique in storytelling that we're calling the “revelation”. Inspired by Banes doing an article on the weird trope in movies ...



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Recollecting X-Men Trading Cards from the Early Nineties

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 1, 2022


Photo: X-Men Series II Trading Card Collection (1993)

An unopened, cellophane wrapped pack of trading cards is a sleeve of anticipation. The probability of finding a hologram or a rare character card is reason enough to get excited.

Around the time the Uncanny X-Men cartoon gained popularity in nineteen-ninety three ...




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Poetry Time 5: As if to say goodbye

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, July 24, 2022



This sunday's poem is contributed by DD member TheDeeMan. This is "As if to say goodbye”
by Darryl Hughes aka TheDeeMan


As angels find their prayer in song. As birds to wing do fly.

An orange sun touched an ocean blue. It's words a lullaby.

I sat upon ...









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Quackcast 591 - Superhero types?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2022

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The Superhero movie cast last week was popular, I wanted to chat to Tantz about different types of superheroes. We all know that the same kinds of ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Goldstar Of Wishes and Miracles

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 6, 2022



Emily Thompson is a college student, but also a super hero with incredible powers! We get to see what she can do in the awesome prologue to “Goldstar Of Wishes and Miracles” as she competes in a battle royal for her very life on a strange alien planet against a ...

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QUACKCAST 590 - Fave Superhero Movies?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 5, 2022

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I wanted to do an easy and fun one this week and just chat about our fave superhero movies, starting with our firsts! For me and Banes ...



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