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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. William McCormick
    October 15, 2015 @ 12:41 am

    What do you think about the treatment of cultural Appropriation in this month’s Wic/Div? Udyr’s critique seemed to lack real teeth. I suppose it might be a case that I was expecting more from this issue, but I really expected it to be taken head on in a more direct way.


    • Yossarianduck
      October 15, 2015 @ 11:45 pm

      In many ways, the fight scene felt like a Tumblr-stye argument writ-large, yelling ideas and concepts at each other, and neither Urdr or Amaterasu come off as particularly sympathetic until the smoke clears and they’re lying in the field, getting back to the human aspect, as they discuss their lives before godhood. There’s no clear cut answer to the probem,but when you get to the point of ‘Arificial sun over Hiroshima’, any chance of a measured answer goes out the window.

      Interestingly, for all her problematic-ness, Ammy is the only god so far who’s trying to engage with previous incarnations and the larger context of her role.


      • Elizabeth Sandifer
        October 15, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

        As I said, I think a big part of the point is that Urdr is right, but also oblivious to the degree to which the critique applies to herself.

        Also the “artificial sun over Hiroshima” line was the most bleakly funny thing of the week.


  2. Eric Gimlin
    October 15, 2015 @ 12:46 am

    It so happens that I actually wound up getting 3 books via digital this week, so somewhat better placed than usual to discuss them. (Different reason for going digital on all 3, oddly: One I’ll start getting floppies after the renumbering starts, one my shop missed on ordering, and one I can’t stand to wait the extra 3 days to read.)

    WicDiv: This was an odd one. For all that it’s a semi-standalone issue like all of Commercial Suicide, it feels like it’s more about setting stuff up. Looks amazing, though… for all the practical reason of getting other artists rather than going on hold for Phonogram, this is one of the only times I can recall a book getting what can be legitimately called guest artists rather than fill-in artists for something like this.

    Ms. Marvel: I think this book might have been better served allowing to just run out and restart like Squirrel Girl, all else being equal. But I think they used it well, allowing a couple of real game-changers in the status quo of the title to come in under the excuse of “the world is ending”.

    Phonogram: I love the craft on this book. But I have some trouble engaging with it and the other Phonogram series on some level. I think it’s that every single person in the book (and that includes the creators) has a more profound reaction to any number of pieces of disposable pop music than I have ever had to any piece of music. (Maybe not quite true, but my moments like that can probably be counted on my fingers, and mostly at concerts.) Mind you, I envy them all that ability.


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