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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. Daibhid C
    November 5, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    this "heroes are villains and villains are heroes and the Avengers and X-Men are going to war again" baloney is just too much.

    What is Marvel's logic here? "If we keep doing it, it's bound to work eventually"?

    (Actually, I know what the logic is. Books like these are the opposite of the ones that get great reviews and terrible sales figures…)

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  2. Eric Gimlin
    November 5, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    I think a lot of my issue with Chew right now is it seems to be in stall mode. I would be less annoyed with the slower release rate if it wasn't that they clearly have time, as seen by the Poyo and Revival issues. I'm also pretty sure that this issue isn't what it seems- the only person who seems to have suffered clearly unsurvivable wounds is Applebee; and he's the one character Layman has said gets out of the series alive.

    I'm still enjoying the series, but this year has been frustrating.

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  3. Seb Patrick
    November 5, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

    Yeah, showing Applebee in that way when we've (supposedly) seen a panel from the final issue with him alive and well and still hating Tony seems to suggest something's amiss, and I assume that was the reason for that panel in the first place.

    Agree with you on the pacing – there are few things more annoying than a month of Chew that turns out to be a Poyo special. That joke has been relentlessly run into the ground.

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  4. Tom
    November 6, 2014 @ 1:35 am

    Rick Remender made his name at Marvel doing gritty emo fight books about morally ambiguous heroes (Uncanny X-Force, basically) – so AXIS is him doing that at universe-sized scale. But it's not remotely working for me, partly because the ambiguity is a macguffin, and partly it's that the Remender who did Uncanny X-Force was not the Remender who had three successful creator-owned Image titles to do tortured-narrator fight scenes in. His Marvel stuff over the last year has seemed really unfocussed – and this is a problem for Marvel in general right now. If your big name writers are getting equivalent or better money for their passion projects elsewhere, how do you keep them interested in the work-for-hire stuff?

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