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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.

20 Comments

  1. Matthew Blanchette
    July 15, 2015 @ 4:36 pm

    Oh, look! No comments! I wonder why?

    Maybe it's because your blog has been sadly barren of any and all Doctor Who coverage for far too long? And perhaps you should rectify that?

    Just a thought. Apologies.

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  2. Elizabeth Sandifer
    July 15, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

    What the fuck made you think this was a good comment to leave?

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  3. Eric Gimlin
    July 15, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    As always, I enjoy and appreciate the comic reviews here, even if I don't have any comments because I get my books later in the week normally. (I can't wait for WicDiv and buy that digitally on release date, though.) I may have to snag the Captain Britain book; it had been completely under my radar.

    One thing I had been wondering: have you been reading Sensation Comics at all? It's been very hit and miss, as anthologies often are, but I've enjoyed quite a few of the stories so far. And it's nice to see a 2nd Wonder Woman title out there, given that I absolutely fail to have any interest in the creators of the core title at the moment.

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  4. storiteller
    July 15, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

    I suspect there's a lack of comments because a lot of people don't read comics as they come out issue by issue anymore. I know I definitively wait for the trades unless it's a webcomic.

    As for the utility of the comics reviews, they got me to go re-read Phonogram and buy The Wicked + The Divine, which was worth every minute and every penny.

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  5. Tom
    July 15, 2015 @ 11:23 pm

    I only ever leave comments on the comics stuff 🙂 (mostly because I don't watch GoT)

    I buy digitally, usually sometime between Wednesday and the weekend, but often in a big lump at the end of the month if funds are low. So specific comments on new releases are difficult. I DID go to the shop yesterday though to buy ISLAND, Brandon Graham's new "European-style" anthology comic/magazine, but then when I got home I judged myself too sleepy to enjoy it properly. It does look very nice, though.

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  6. Daru
    July 15, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    I'll be honest, I don't comment here as I'm not reading many current comics. I am though at some point going to pick up trades of stuff that I do like. So I come here, have a scan and don't have much more to say.

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  7. Matt Marshall
    July 15, 2015 @ 11:54 pm

    Is Crossed actually any good? You seem to constantly rate it highly, but what I've read has always been a depressing nihilistic violence-for-violence sake sort of thing, not what I'd expect you to enjoy!

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  8. elvwood
    July 16, 2015 @ 1:01 am

    I read hardly any comics at the moment, so leave hardly any comments. However, I always look forward to the comic reviews (unlike the GoT stuff, which after trying for a while I have decided is not for me – though I'm glad others are enjoying it).

    LWiA next!

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  9. Chicanery
    July 16, 2015 @ 1:32 am

    I don't comment here much because I normally get different comics from Dr. Sandifer and so I'd really only be conversing with my self. I do enough of that at home.

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  10. Ombund
    July 16, 2015 @ 2:19 am

    I'm another of those trade-waiting non-commenters. I don't buy weekly comics but I always read your reviews because a. I enjoy your writing, and b. I use them to suss out what I should be looking out for in a few months’ time. I'm sure I would have bought The Wicked + The Divine anyway but you've successfully managed to ramp up my anticipation with each successive issue. Likewise, Providence and Crossed +100 are automatic buys for me but it's still nice to have a little taster beforehand. Other stuff like Uber and The Eleventh Doctor comics I almost certainly wouldn't have considered if it wasn't for your endorsement, and I've ended up loving them both.

    So I'm afraid the way I consume these reviews isn't exactly conducive to insightful comment, but don't take that as a sign that they're not appreciated.

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  11. unnoun
    July 16, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    These reviews actually convinced me to start getting into comics again.

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  12. C.
    July 16, 2015 @ 3:54 am

    I find the Crossed series generally repulsive, cynical and actively stupid for the most part, but Moore's take on it is something else—it makes the concept really work for the first time, and uses it as a vicious critique of American utopianism and pioneer spirit, among a host of other things. It's a late-in-life Moore masterpiece, as Phil seems to agree.

    It's also, while very harrowing, not incredibly gory, certainly nothing like say the notorious end of issue #1—much of the most horrific stuff happens "off stage."

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  13. Chicanery
    July 16, 2015 @ 4:06 am

    Oh, and I don't comment on Last War because it hasn't got to where I'm familiar with yet. And I don't watch Game of Thrones because it makes me think of my ex.

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  14. arcbeatle
    July 16, 2015 @ 6:16 am

    These comics posts convinced me to buy "Ms. Marvel" when I couldn't care less about Super Hero comics for the most part, and now I buy it every issue.

    I'm not sure what I would comment here every post aside from "Yeah good reviews again A+".

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  15. Aylwin
    July 16, 2015 @ 7:05 am

    I don't comment on the comics reviews because I don't read comics. But anyone reading the comments for the Thrones posts (or just glancing at them and thinking "Oh for fuck's sake") will probably deduce that that's not because I've wandered off for lack of Doctor Who.

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  16. Daniel Tessier
    July 16, 2015 @ 8:17 am

    Dr S covered the entire run of Doctor Who and can't really do any more until it starts airing again. I mean really, what more do you want?

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  17. Elizabeth Sandifer
    July 16, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    Well, more Doctor Who, obviously. 🙂

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  18. Elizabeth Sandifer
    July 16, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    Thank you all; I wasn't really worried, to be clear. I have analytics, I know what kind of readership a given post gets, and while it's down from TARDIS Eruditorum, it's healthy. And, perhaps more importantly, my overall site readership isn't down; the change is in the number of people who go to direct article links instead of the frontpage.

    Though, perhaps most importantly, the Patreon does fine and the books are coming along nicely, and this is, at the end of the day, a job.

    But yes. Thank you all for the reassurance and kind words.

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  19. Stardust
    July 21, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

    You gotta wait at least a day before crying 'no comments', dude. I mean, srsly.

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  20. Stardust
    July 21, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    He wants you to kidnap the actors and force them to make more episodes.

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