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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. Evan Forman
    August 12, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    Providence takes a day or two to fully digest in my brain, so maybe i'll change my mind on this, but most of what I liked about this issue is in Robert's journal. "I WILL MAKE YOU FISHES OF MEN" was laugh-out-loud funny, and it's interesting to see how Moore is setting up the eventual meeting with Lovecraft himself. Negathlia-Lou's eldritch accent was a beautiful touch as well, it's small details like that and the parallel boys waving to their relatives which make me really excited for where Moore's going with Lovecraft's material. Maybe the appetite for this series will be the motivation I need to slog through the rest of Necronomicon.


  2. Carey
    August 12, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

    Could I suggest checking out Howard the Duck #5? Without wanting to spoil it, it ties in with the Skrull Kill Krew.

    There's also a rather wonderful running gag with the footnotes, and how all bar two of them are made up, but the real ones read as far more ridiculous than the made up ones.

    As a Gerber purist, I've always felt any Howard it written by him simply doesn't work: he was Howard, for all intents and purposes. But Zdarsky is responsible for the best written Howard outside of Gerber, at least partly helped by him not trying to ape Gerbers voice, and making Howard a stand in for himself.


  3. ferret
    August 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

    I'm curious as to why Marvel cannot get event comics written and inked well ahead of schedule, as it'd be insane to have the New Marvel hitting newsstands before Secret Wars finishes it's run. I'm not talking the whole cross-title epic, just the core Secret Wars title.


  4. Seetha E
    August 12, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

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    http://newsletters.getresponse.com/archive/realrreview/Bar-Brothers-System-Workout-Review-Free-PDF-Download-161592701.html There is no bigger falsehood than this.


  5. Eric Gimlin
    August 12, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

    I haven't gotten books yet this week, but I did finally get around to reading the 1st two Phonogram trades. The big thing I got from them is that other people respond to music in a way I mostly just don't get. Nothing wrong with that, but it's interesting to see. It also means that, despite what the creators say, I found Rue Britannia far easier to get into than Singles Club. But I suspect I'm reading them totally backwards; I'm using the comics ideas to get some grasp of the music and how some people interact with it, where the major idea seems to be using music to show people the comic ideas. Or something like that, I may be missing the entire point.

    Had been wondering for the past few weeks why I and some other comic-minded types I know have been on a bit of a Lovecraft kick for the past few weeks. Of COURSE it's because of Providence, but for some reason I didn't make the connection in my head that that's why it's out there and I've been thinking about it.


  6. Tom
    August 13, 2015 @ 3:12 am

    Speaking of alternate universe yous, judging from my one time going there, the nightclub scene in Phonogram is a pretty good proxy for the monthly meet-ups at Tavern (OK, with a bit more cunnilingus). In other words, when you get bunches of clever, screwed-up obsessive fans together, this is what it looks like.


  7. Matt Marshall
    August 13, 2015 @ 3:20 am

    I'm pretty sure the original Secret Wars and Crisis had their post new status quo comics out before the main event finished.

    That said yeah, it's pretty crazy in this day and age, especially given how long a lead up to this that there was!


  8. ferret
    August 13, 2015 @ 5:30 am

    I wonder how well the original Secret Wars was planned out in terms of ongoing readership of overall titles as, as the idea of, say, the Fantastic Four going into a mysterious machine and Reed, Sue, Johnny and She-Hulk (instead of Ben Grimm) coming out again is quite a hook… as from what I gather the original Secret Wars occurred completely out of synch from the other titles – i.e. from week 1 to week 2 the status quo changed immediately, with Secret Wars playing out slowly entirely in retrospect.

    Which to me is madness, but very very clever madness in that it was engaging. I wonder if it was planned much or just planned enough to work regardless of timings.


  9. Daibhid C
    August 15, 2015 @ 5:16 am

    DC's original 52 worked like that; all the regular titles jumped forwards a year to an entirely new status quo, and then the weekly 52 title explained why. (At least, that was the theory…)


  10. John Seavey
    August 17, 2015 @ 9:19 am

    I can't help but feel like Phil is underselling Squirrel Girl a bit here. The Cat Thor bit alone is one of the best things Marvel has done in a decade. 🙂


  11. Someone Critique
    September 3, 2015 @ 2:01 am

    So while it's true that the people make an event (and the people definitely made any event!) this space definitely adds a different dimension to it. Went to party space rentals in Brooklyn for an evening event and I was really impressed.


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