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For a readership obsessed with origin stories and continuity, it’s somewhat remarkable just how inarticulate the history of Marvel Comics can be. Show up to Marvel Comics in the 2000’s, and everything tells you this is the house that Stan Lee built. It doesn’t take much digging, though, to figure out there’s more to the tale than that. [Read more…] about Should You Read Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story?
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Up until very recently there was just something about Westerns that I rejected intellectually. As a genre, Westerns seem so base. Cowboys and Indians? At best it’s a throwaway Sleigh Bells lyric, and worst it’s violent, racist, and embodies American’s deep-seeded inability to ever just get along.
I realize the hypocrisy here from a (relatively) grown man who reads comic books like it’s his job. But, for whatever reason, Westerns always seemed a rung below acceptable.