LitStack Review: Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood

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Angel Catbird Margaret Atwood, Author Johnnie Christmas, Illustrator Tamra Bonvillain, Colorist Dark Horse Books Release Date:  September 6, 2016 ISBN 978-1-50670-063-2 Wait… what? Margaret Atwood, THAT Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale has, at age 76 years of age, written a comic book? Really? Yes, really. Well, okay, not a comic book, a [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Gene Luen Yang!

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Okay, I have to admit, I find last week’s announcement of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows (and their subsequent awarding of the generous – to the tune of $625,000-no-strings-attached generous – Genius Grants) to be incredibly exciting. One expects microbiologists, computer scientists, human rights lawyers, chemists, and the like to be named MacArthur Fellows, sure.  And [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Sneaking Into Comic Book Fandom by the Side Door

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Every Wednesday is notable at my house, because it is the day that new releases hit the shelves of our local comic book store (waves at the guys at Comic Book College on Hennepin Ave). Fairly recently – within the last couple of years – my daughter and I have both become comic book fans.  [….]

The Zombies of the Longbox Graveyard

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I began my brutal addiction to comic books in 1980. At the time, I wasn’t overly discerning. I would read both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, but as time went on, Marvel became my main fix with GI Joe, the Avengers, John Byrne’s amazing run on Fantastic Four, and Chris Claremont’s equally-outstanding tenure on X-Men. [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Eleanor & Park, and Second Chances

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I wanted to read Eleanor & Park to discover what all the fuss was about.  I have to preface this with saying that I love living in Minnesota.  It’s vibrant, progressive, practical… for the most part.  That’s why it really surprises and disappoints me when something that seems just wrong comes to light as happening [….]