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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. Eric Gimlin
    December 17, 2015 @ 5:39 am

    “…from Marvel to go with the general pissing away of any good will they’ve had in recent memory.”

    Yet we have both Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl this week, so despite their handling of Secret Wars they manage to keep a surprisingly large amount of good will from me. It does seem like they’re testing the limits on occasion, though.

    “fascinating, was probably inevitable, and makes the wait til April before this starts up again look absolutely agonizing.”

    You’re not kidding. That is one hell of a cliffhanger to leave us on for four months. Unlike the cliffhangers to the last two arcs, at least this one is an optimistic one. Which actually worries me…

    I actually have every book you got this week on my pull list; with 3 others and a diamond misplaced Guardians of the Galaxy putting me at 12 books total. Just crazy.

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    • John Seavey
      December 17, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

      Well, I think there’s a difference between liking individual books Marvel puts out and liking the current status quo of the Marvel Universe. It’s like when Dwayne McDuffie (miss him so much!) was writing JLA during the awkward period surrounding ‘Final Crisis’–there’s no question that it was a good book, but there’s also no question that it was good despite the editorial atmosphere surrounding it, not because of it.

      Ms Marvel and Squirrel Girl both ignored, as best they could, the entire ‘Secret Wars’ mess. When they couldn’t ignore it, they wrote around it. When they relaunched, they gave zero fucks about the changes to Marvel continuity and pretty much just picked up where they left off. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they’re getting among the best reviews of the post-relaunch titles.

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      • Elizabeth Sandifer
        December 18, 2015 @ 4:59 am

        I mean, both have made good use of “aw yeah they’re Avengers now.” In particular, the time jump and establishment of Kamala as an intermediate hero was a very, very smart move that probably needed to happen anyway.

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      • Eric Gimlin
        December 18, 2015 @ 7:26 am

        “there’s a difference between liking individual books Marvel puts out and liking the current status quo of the Marvel Universe.”

        Agreed. But it seems to me that, at the moment, Marvel is trying to embrace those individual books as an important part of their universe and line as a whole, even if it’s far from the largest part. Unlike DC, which seems to be largely going for the lowest common denominator; with the more fringe books I like disappearing. (Batgirl being a happy exception for the moment.)

        So, even if it’s only by comparison with DC, Marvel gets some genuine good will from me for their overall position at the moment, even if I’m frustrated with Secret Wars dribbling to a conclusion. Give me a handful of books I like each month, and convince me you actually do care about that part of your line, and it matters a lot less (although still not nothing) what you’re doing with the rest of your books.

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