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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. Mr. K
    March 12, 2022 @ 10:27 am

    Worth noting that Dandy is also part of the Ditko antihero mold by having his origin tied to Dr. Rodor, The Question’s ally.

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  2. Doug M.
    March 14, 2022 @ 6:47 am

    Huh: I thought “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was a real, very minor DC comics character, like “boring old Mr. Morden”. The cover art was very convincing!

    Agreed, that the Shadowy Mr. Evans trilogy was the low point of the run.

    The Lee-Kirby issue I thought was interesting, and worth a second glance; it very carefully walked the sweet spot between parody and homage. It plays up the silliness and sappiness of the source material, but there’s real affection and respect there too. You’re left with the feeling that Morrison would have very happily written a Stan & Jack – era superhero comic, straight up and straight faced.

    In this context, it seems worth noting that Moore’s very last page of comic book work — the end of the last issue of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — draws on exactly that same source material; it’s a reference to “The Wedding of Reed and Sue”, with Moore and O’Neill taking on the roles of Stan and Jack. That era was the second birth of the American comic book, so it’s not surprising that both men responded strongly to it.

    Doug M.

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  3. Doug M.
    March 15, 2022 @ 3:51 am

    Oh, and IMS the Club of Beards was an actual, super-obscure institution in the DC Universe, having made a single previous appearance in a Silver Age Jimmy Olsen comic.

    The artwork continued to be wonderful. Look at that panel above, with a grim-faced Cliff trying to comfort a dying enemy against a background of DA DA emphasizing the pointlessness of it all. That’s just good stuff.

    Doug M.

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