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The whites, part 3

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:00
Or, “Of Spades and Men.” It’s third of my posts about whiteness, following Part 1 and Part 2. That image is from the first appearance of Hammer and Anvil, from The Incredible Hulk, in 1974. It’s edgy even for the time: these two convicts, black and white, escape from prison; each represents the most thorough […]

A year upon us

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 00:00
You and me, Hulk. You and me. I can’t complain. When it comes to doing a thing, I’m pretty good at it. Even when it turns out I can’t, I’m pretty good at admitting it. I even have no trouble with finding the things, as they get into my head like funky science fiction worms […]

The whites, part 2

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:30
Here’s my next post about white people. Specifically, the one who isn’t there. I’m lookin’ at the early 60s Marvel and seeing the names as a giveaway. One tell is the portmanteau of Anglo-Saxon first names into first names + surnames. Alliteration is a mild indicator, not obligatory but common, probably for simplicity of recognktion. […]

The whites, part 1

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Parse race, ethnicity, and color all you want. Meanwhile, I’m gonna talk about whiteness, in what’s turned out to be at least a couple of posts. For some non-trivial bio, see my post Color coding. Also think globally, recognizing that “Europe” is a fiction.  Wait, what? OK: think of the entire coast of the Mediterranean, […]

Shine a Light

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:00
Today it’s about semi-autobiographical comics – fiction pieces that depict things close to the author, drawing heavily upon their immediate concerns, small press almost by definition, but not featuring the author as a character or claiming to depict their actual life. They loot freely from themselves and their kin and acquaintances, but put it into […]