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Stories Are Important

after the golden ageThis week SF/F Editor Emeritus James Schellenberg returns as a Guest Star!

Stories are important, we all know this. I hasten to add: and they should be fun too, otherwise why bother reading them? Every once in a while, I run across a new author that balances “something to say” and “have fun saying it” in a way that really appeals to me. This year, that author has been Carrie Vaughn.

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"Thoughts on the New Thor: Legacy, Characterization and a Possible New Reboot"

“Thoughts on the New Thor: Legacy, Characterization and a Possible New Reboot”

At The Comics Professor, Mark D. White writes about the new Thor and reader reaction. “Recently it was announced—on The View, of all places—that the next person found worthy to wield the power of Thor in the Marvel Universe would be a woman, after the current Thor is judged unworthy. (See here for the best write-up I’ve found, including an interview with writer Jason Aaron and EIC Axel Alonso.)…

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shaburdies:

wonder woman for sketch_dailies. couldn’t resist drawing my wondy <3

Happy Pride Weekend to Everyone Celebrating!

Happy Pride Weekend to Everyone Celebrating!

An Excerpt from Resistance

Tor has an excerpt from Resistance, the latest book by friend of the Gutter, Samit Basu: “A giant lobster rises slowly out of Tokyo Bay. It is an old-school kaiju, 300 feet long, and stands upright, its hind limbs still under water, in defiance of biology, physics and all codes of lobster etiquette.”

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ruckawriter:

I have two, count ‘em, two books out today.

Issue 3 of VEIL, from Dark Horse Comics, art by Toni Fezjula, and issue 1 of CYCLOPS from Marvel, with art by Russell Dauterman and colors by Christopher Sotomayor.

Kinda exciting!

ruckawriter:

Some virtuoso storytelling by JH Williams III, from Detective Comics 858.