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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

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  1. Daru
    August 28, 2015 @ 3:17 am

    This does sound worth a read. I do like in Figure 861 how Conner has put a cartoonish look onto the face of Dr. Manhattan, which in a lovely way undercuts the so-serious image of that character. I certainly don't like the sound of where the book ends up, but do love the look of Conner's artwork.

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  2. Ice
    August 28, 2015 @ 7:12 am

    Another solid entry. And, the linked article, "Who Whitewashes The Watchmen" is a fascinating read as well. I'm glad a commenter brought that up a couple entries in The war ago, so I could check it out.

    In the second to last paragraph, "grant Moore’s" confused my simple, simple brain for a brief moment as I mentally filled it in with "-rison" at the end.

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  3. John Seavey
    December 8, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    Three months late and three dollars short, but I have to take issue with this line: “Cooke, a writer who got the job largely on the back of his historically-grounded previous take on the time period in which it’s set, repeated the errors.”

    ‘The New Frontier’ isn’t a historically-grounded take on its era. It depicts Superman as a defender of the status quo, unwilling to take on racism and essentially “punting” the issue to political leaders to deal with (as part of a historically inaccurate narrative that suggests Civil Rights weren’t really a “thing” until the Kennedy era).

    Whereas at the time, Superman was famously taking on the Klan in a blistering series of radio dramas that many people cite as the watershed moment in the decline of the KKK as an institutional force in America. Literally, Superman did more to fight the Klan in the real world than he did in ‘New Frontier’, which is kind of depressing. ‘New Frontier’ is “historically grounded” only insofar as it acknowledges racism existed in the 50s, which isn’t a lot to be proud of.

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