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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
    September 4, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    Hmm, haven't gotten to the store yet this week, but I want to say something to make sure you know people are reading and enjoying this feature, even if they don't have much to say.

    Is it just me, or is Original Sin one of the least-discussed major crossovers in memory? There seems to be a real, collective, "who cares" about the whole thing- or there would be if anybody cared enough to even go "who cares". It doesn't help that several crossover stories don't seem to be over yet, either. So for me it mostly will be remembered as the story where my store had trouble remembering to pull the Loki crossover series for me. They got issues 1 and 2 but missed 3 or 4. My mistake was clearly telling them that yes, I did actually want the series- they weren't sure to start, so pulled them in case.

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  2. Elizabeth Sandifer
    September 5, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    It is odd, isn't it? I find myself wondering if the crossover is reaching something of a breaking point. It feels not entirely unlike what it felt like a few years ago, when late-shipping books became the norm and the line was "well if shipping late hurt sales it would be something we cared about." And then shipping late started to eviscerate sales.

    One of these days, much like Inhumanity, a crossover is going to flop because the general readership is finally going to say "no, look, it's OK to have a mandatory book that anyone reading any Marvel book has to buy, but it actually has to be a good book if you do that."

    I'll talk more about this in October with Axis, a book I am actively uninterested in and don't want to buy nine issues of, but which is apparently affecting so much shit that I have to if I'm going to read Avengers and Bendis's X-Men.

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  3. Anton B
    September 6, 2014 @ 12:16 am

    This from the person who not only just watched every episode of a fifty year old sci fi franchise of variable quality but also managed redemptive close readings of the worst of it. You can do it!
    Seriously, corporate capitalism long ago perfected the exploitation of the geek/nerd culture's anal retentive propensity for collecting and completism. This is why my shelves are groaning with useless swag.

    But I have good news! I think there's a solution. My twelve step program starts here. Let's take it one day at a time.
    Repeat after me it's not Pokemon. You don't gotta catch em all!

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