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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. Kyle Edwards
    August 18, 2016 @ 12:36 am

    It’s such a shame that you never got into any of the Rebirth titles besides Wonder Woman (which it seems you’ve dropped). Aside from the DC Universe Rebirth #1 special, which was terrible for newcomers (it only really works for hardcore DC fans), the whole initiative has shown more promise in its titles than the last decade of DC and Marvel combined. All of the Batman titles (aside from Batgirl) have been superb, Superman’s been a lot of fun, and the others all have a renewed energy. These books are designed to be for casual fans (I know they royally screwed up demonstrating that, but anyone with a passing familiarity can get into these titles). I’d recommend trying the first few issues of Batman, or even just getting issue one of All-Star Batman. It’s clever, character-based story telling, so I think it’d be right up your alley.

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  2. Eric Gimlin
    August 18, 2016 @ 3:51 am

    While I agree WicDiv was great, as usual, I was slightly underwhelmed by a key bit of the ending hinging on a character who, as near as I could tell with a quick glance through back issues, showed up in one panel in issue #2 with no dialogue.

    Mind you, the lack of earlier reference to the character actually says a lot about Laura and her character, so it’s probably worth it. But I’m wondering if I missed a big flag somewhere earlier.

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    • phuzz
      August 18, 2016 @ 8:50 am

      Trying not to be spoilery, but I think the fact that someone does stuff because of a character that nobody else cares about is kind of the point. Although I couldn’t actually articulate what that pint is.

      (Just been re-reading #2 to see the character you mention, and I noticed the bit where Laura and Cass are listing who might have killed the judge. They list all the gods, and then there’s one panel of Laura saying “And Ananke”. Damnit Gillen, dropping spoilers in the second issue!)

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      • Elizabeth Sandifer
        August 18, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

        Yeah, I think the fact that it’s an utterly forgotten and discarded victim is what the turn (a charming riff on Moore’s famous “they’d say I was going soft, wouldn’t they?”) really depends on. The fact that Laura is the only one, reader included, who remembers her is what gives her the moral privilege to unilaterally execute Ananke.

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  3. Dominik Zine
    August 18, 2016 @ 9:12 am

    I was genuinely frustrated reading Demonic #1, because I enjoy Christopher Sebela’s writing in his other creator-owned books: High Crimes, Welcome Back, Dead Letters and Heartthrob (which recently finished its first season). In all of the titles, he’s a good writer. This, on the other, was so bland. I guess no writer is safe from having a dud on their resume.

    I also want to echo Kyle Edwards’s enjoyment of the recent Bat-titles in DC Rebirth (though I’d pick Detective Comics and Nightwing over Batman – not that Tom King doesn’t knock it out of the park with Batman). I personally also enjoy Green Lanterns (the title with Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz) and Wonder Woman.

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  4. Seb Patrick
    August 18, 2016 @ 9:25 am

    probably the best book of DC Rebirth so far

    Haven’t you only otherwise read Wonder Woman, though?

    Deathstroke was pretty good but there have been several better so far. I fully agree with Kyle’s comment above – Batman, Superman, Detective Comics, Green Arrow and New Super-Man have all been really excellent.

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    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      August 18, 2016 @ 2:19 pm

      I admit, I just flat out don’t believe in DC’s basic ability to publish competent superhero comics at this point.

      Still, the means by which I can be made to check them out are well-documented at this point.

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