Médiathéque: Pulp by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

MikeNM

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October 19, 2020

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Ed Brubaker's crime comics are always fun. Pulp has a fitting name as it slams together a noir and a western story sprinkling in a satisfying enemy getting punched in the face. Like Bad Weekend that I reviewed last winter, this is a standalone story. Brubaker's and Phillips' style is fitting of the title. The art is full . . .

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Brinkmanship of the Dammed

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

September 29, 2020

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We are in the home stretch of the election now. If I did not have a constant stream of training for work, I would still be avoiding the majority of coverage. I have been dropping back from most podcasts and news sites that I read, as all three rings of the circus are full of constant distractions, and everyone is leaning into it.

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Médiathéque: Summer Reading List

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

September 12, 2020

As a side effect of not getting much time to write, I have a pile of unreviewed books I've been reading this summer. A few of them are relatively slight, fitting a digest of quicker reviews than entire standalone reviews. (I'm also rolling up all of the reviews under the Médiathéque banner from here out.)

To Rouse Leviathan . . .

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Self Care In The Age Of Doom-scrolling

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

August 21, 2020

Looking at the last published date is a bit weird for me. Granted, I don't keep a strict weekly schedule here, almost a month without writing is pretty bad. On the other hand, I have been trying to juggle doing training classes for work at night and keeping some kind of downtime, so I don't pull the remaining few . . .

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Book Review: Agency By William Gibson

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

July 31, 2020

The marketing around William Gibson’s Agency didn’t do it any favors. Thinking that The Godfather of Cyberpunk was writing liberal wish-fulfillment about Hillary winning the election and the UK staying in the EU sounded terrible. Having read a few different books in that genre, they are usually somewhere between SNL on a bad week and a . . .

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Scaffolding Ignorance

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

July 24, 2020

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Railing on technology for giving every idiot a microphone abdicates the role society has played in creating all these idiots. To be sure, Facebook creating tidal pools full of Karens filling each other's heads with confirmation bias channeling their parental anxiety toward vaccines, secret celebrity sex cabals, and GMO deserves . . .

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Book Review: Once and Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora

MikeNM

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July 08, 2020

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I’ve been on a bit of a tear through Kieron Gillen’s work after the first volume of DIE came out last year. I tend to follow writers more than artists in my fandom, so it isn’t that surprising. Other creators have worked with mythology in comics, but Gillen quickly subverts expectations. When some England for the English types . . .

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