Time and Adventure Time

Time and Adventure Time

One of the ideas behind time travel is wish fulfillment, or the ability to answer the question what if? In working within a what if scenario, writers often use time travel as a way to go back into the past to fix a mistake within ones own timeline or the timeline of a culture. But what about pushing the what if scenario to the future…from the future? This is what the first story in Adventure…

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Time and The Underwater Welder

However vast the “outer space” may be, yet with all its sidereal distances it hardly bears comparison with the dimensions, with the depth dimensions of our inner being, which does not even need the spaciousness of the universe to be within itself almost unfathomable. Thus, if the dead, if those who are to come, need an abode, what refuge could be more agreeable and appointed for them than this imaginary [inner] space? – Rainer Marie…

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Time and Tom Strong

Before he walked away from mainstream comics, Alan Moore seemed to be having a tremendous amount of fun at the end of the last century.  He had brokered a deal (he thought) to give him freedom and autonomy away from the big two to publish his own universe– and what a universe he set out to create under the moniker ABC (America’s Best Comics). Titles like Promethea, Top Ten, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Terra…

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Time and Prophet

Independent artist and writer Brandon Graham is currently working on Prophet , turning it into one of the most talked about and lauded sci-fi books on the shelf. Graham’s exotic and detailed work (with art help from Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple and Giannis Milonogiannis) fits the fantastical needed to convey sci-fi/fantasy in a compelling manner, and in his creating of both issue one and issue  five of this series, he tackles two different ideas about…

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Time and The Red Wing

To think about the temporal theories presented in The Red Wing (TRW), the reader needs to consider the importance of sound waves, or really the nature of what a wave is. Waves are an inseparable part of existence–from waves of light to waves of sound the principles of waves are enlightening. With that said, however, we do not need a degree in physics to understand the basic functions of waves as needed in understanding what…

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The Conservative Bat-Myth

The Conservative Bat-Myth

Another week, another half-baked political writer trying to bump their hit count by talking about Batman. On the heels of the success of The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the tragic events in Aurora, every writer from Washington to San Francisco is trying to get in on the action. Today, it was Weekly Standard writer Jonathan V Last, who waded into the waters of geekdom with his piece entitled “A One Man Department of Justice.”…

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8 X-Men Whose Mutations Really Were Curses

8 X-Men Whose Mutations Really Were Curses

Who doesn’t want super powers? Even the least imaginative person has fantasized about being able to fly peacefully over rush hour traffic, or teleporting past all of the rush hour traffic, or to have eye-lasers, with which you can destroy rush hour traffic. It’s ALWAYS been about the rush hour traffic. The X-Men are the ultimate example of super-power-wish-fulfillment. Getting super powers is pretty risky, usually requiring that a nuke explode in your face or…

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EDITORIAL: The Cultural Cost of Comics’ Failure

EDITORIAL: The Cultural Cost of Comics’ Failure

  Often times, some of the best inspiration comes from the most unlikely of venues. As I rode the bus home from work today, I found myself engaged in a conversation with my fellow riders on my favorite topic—comics, of course. As usual, I lamented the flagging numbers of children who are picking up comics today. I had recently engaged in a Twitter debate with Comixology’s Ron Perazza on whether comics are competing with video…

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EDITORIAL: Comics Escapism

EDITORIAL: Comics Escapism

Earlier today I was asked on twitter ‘What would you say to those that say comics work best as pure escapism?’; and while a bunch of ideas sprung to mind, you, dear reader, know that my verbosity can not be contained to a mere 100 something characters. I would say for starters, comics are so vast and varried that they can be literally anything that anyone wants them to be. Whether you’re looking for mindless…

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EDITORIAL: Rush Limbaugh and the Bane of Mitt Romney

EDITORIAL: Rush Limbaugh and the Bane of Mitt Romney

On Tuesday, notorious conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves and dropped the hammer on the comic book community. With the release of Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, just around the corner, Limbaugh asked his audience if they thought it was mere coincidence that the film’s villain is named Bane. In the last several weeks, Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been forced to answer a great many questions…

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