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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.


  1. Roberto Teixeira
    August 11, 2016 @ 2:52 am

    First of all, let me tell you I’m a long time reader, first time commenter. I love your reviews and I look forward to them every Wednesday.

    Now for the reason I decided to comment here: it’s a rant and I just wanted to share it with someone. This is the week I took a stand. There I was picking up my comics as usual when I see the cover price for All-Star Batman #1.

    Five dollars!?

    That’s enough. I had dropped Marvel already but now DC comes with this BS? It’s just too much. Especially with the number of spreads they’ve been throwing in all their books lately. I’ve had enough and I left the store with not a single book this week.

    I’ll be sticking with my Image books as they seem to still respect their readers. But DC and Marvel lost me today.

    Ok, I’m done now. All better 🙂


    • Seb Patrick
      August 11, 2016 @ 9:35 am

      ASB was always pushed all along as a “premium” book, though, no? It’s got a higher page count – the main story is normal length and then there’s a backup story too.

      Given that all the other DC Rebirth stuff so far has been $2.99 for every issue, I think they’re doing alright price-wise (I mean, within the confines of what’s considered acceptable pricing for comics at the moment, which is generally too high anyway, especially on digital).

      Also, while I’m here, question for Phil: didn’t you say you were trying all new Image #1s? In which case, whither Kill or Be Killed?


  2. Robert
    August 11, 2016 @ 5:28 pm

    Any interest in doing Christopher Priest’s DEATHSTROKE? I don’t know what your opinions are on Priest in general, but the first issue has already staked out some fascinating territory (linking Deathstroke’s employment as a mercenary to his being a horrible father)


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      August 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

      I thought about it; I loved Priest’s Black Panther and am happy he’s finally getting work that meets his entirely reasonable stipulation of “you know I don’t have to just write black characters, right?” But I’m just so utterly jaded on DC right now; I mean, I dropped Rucka’s Wonder Woman. That doesn’t augur well for anything else from the company.


      • Robert
        August 11, 2016 @ 5:53 pm

        Sorry, spur of the moment I had Paypalled you money to cover DEATHSTROKE: REBIRTH before I saw your response. Feel free to review that or use the $ to cover something else you are curious in.


        • Elizabeth Sandifer
          August 11, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

          No, no, that’s totally fine – I will have a look at it. I’m certainly interested enough to spend free money on it. 🙂


        • Eric Gimlin
          August 12, 2016 @ 6:25 pm

          Oh, good. You saved me having to do it.

          I felt the first issue of Deathstroke was a little hard to get a grip on, given only 20 pages. And, of course, Priest was in his classic “Pulp Fiction on Rewind” storytelling mode. But it certainly makes me want to read more; and the very concept of an ongoing book by Priest makes me extremely happy.


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