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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. ferret
    June 13, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    Cliffhanger! Also, thanks for the Daredevil stuff… Frank Millers run isn't my favourite, but it's hard to see Daredevil surviving into the 21st Century without him.


  2. BerserkRL
    June 13, 2014 @ 4:57 am

    I forget whether I've shared my Frank Miller's version of The Hobbit before.


  3. Triturus
    June 13, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    Very good 🙂

    I'm now wondering what a Watchhobbits version would be like?

    Dragon carcass in alley this morning. Cart track on burst stomach. Laketown is afraid of me. I have seen it's true face.


  4. encyclops
    June 13, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    Culture Club are at number one with “Karma Chameleon,” with Siouxsie and the Banshees (“Dear Prudence”) and David Bowie (“Modern Love”) also charting.

    Sometimes I wish I hadn't been only 9 years old for this period of music. On the other hand, that might have been the perfect age for it.


  5. Triturus
    June 13, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    I think it is given to only a few people to be truly in the right moment at the right age for the music of their era.

    I was too young for punk, I thought the new romantics looked silly, at about age 16 in 1988 I wanted to be in London in 1967 and because of that I missed out on acid house and early 90s indie completely. The only musical scene I was in tune with was Britpop, and nowadays everyone seems to be queuing up to say how crap it was. Which, by the way, it wasn't, at least not at first.

    But these things go in phases. Give it 10 years and there'll be a reappraisal; my CD collection will suddenly seem cool again, and I'll be able to dine out on my tales of seeing Mansun at the Norwich Waterfront in front of an audience of reverent hipsters.


  6. encyclops
    June 13, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    The New Romantics DID look silly. And at age 9, silly was exactly how I wanted all my musicians to look.

    I was pretty well in sync, I think, or at least I found a niche that worked for me in pretty much every era. I missed out a bit on rave culture but that might not have been a terrible thing. The reason I wish I hadn't been 9 during the zenith of new wave / post-punk was that I loved the music but was too young to go to concerts. Oh well.


  7. Triturus
    June 13, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    I didn't even really know post-punk was a thing until I was in my late 30s. I'd heard of bands like Magazine and all that, but never listened to them. Then I downloaded "Real Life" one day and was just blown away by how brilliant it was. I'm reconciled to it all now; I've spent the last few years getting hold of increasingly obscure late 60s psychedelia, and I no longer have any idea who is actually making music NOW. Ask me in 20 years, on the other hand, and I'm sure I'll be up to speed.


  8. Jordan Murphy
    June 13, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    Miller's first run on Daredevil isn't my favorite, though as you say, it really defined the character going forward. However, his second run as writer, with David Mazzuchelli on art might be the best that book has ever been.

    As someone who practically pestered you to talk about Miller, Phil, I'm quite pleased with your take here. I'm especially glad you didn't reduce him to just grim'n'gritty noir and misogyny. Not that I expected you to do so, sadly Miller seems to have reduced himself to just that in the ensuing decades.


  9. Matthew Blanchette
    June 13, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Off-topic, but… you may like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9IOMn1bspw 😉

    "It's funny… I thought if you could hear me, I could hang on somehow… silly me. Silly old Doctor…"


  10. Jarl
    June 13, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

    So yesterday, quite by accident, I stumbled across the "Hypercrisis", the theoretical Grant Morrison epic that fuses together everything he's ever written for DC (plus The Killing Joke, plus Batman: Venom, plus the original Batman of Planet X storyline) with the intent of giving the newborn sentient DC Universe a conscience, apparently for the purpose of having a threesome with it. I feel like I'm maybe closer to understanding his end of the War by now.


  11. elvwood
    June 13, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

    I have never been in sync with the music of the times. I could say I was too young for punk (the children two years above me in school were the ones who got it), but then I wasn't really listening to the same stuff as my contemporaries either. When I reached sixth form I got into early Judas Priest and AC/DC (alongside my existing taste for Paul Robeson and classical rather than replacing it), but not the stuff they were producing at the time. When I went to college/uni in 82, I got into prog rock bigtime with a side helping of ('70s) punk. The story continues in the same vein.

    I listen to more current stuff now thanks to my children (mostly my daughter), though not quite mainstream – Skinny Lister, Pentatonix, Steam Powered Giraffe – but I still fall back on old favourites. And Ive seen lots of bands (including Magnum, actually) when they were "past their prime" in my mind.

    Latest YouTube discovery: Rachel Flowers playing Steve Reich's Piano Phase. Amazing!


  12. elvwood
    June 13, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

    Ha! Great stuff, BerserkRL. Triturus, how about going in a different direction? 1960s Batman show?

    Bilbo: Holy bark, Thorin!

    Thorin: Yes, Bilbo. Treed by a crowd of cunning canines. This could be the end for us, my pedigree chum.

    Announcer: Is it the end for our gallant band of daring dwarfs and their hairy hobbit helpmate? Will they find a way to escape this fiendish trap, or will the wargs wolf them down? Tune in tomorrow – same bag-time, same bag-channel!


  13. Triturus
    June 14, 2014 @ 2:07 am

    Quick! To the Eaglemobile!


  14. David Weir
    January 25, 2021 @ 11:32 pm

    I was an intern to Bernie Jaye for a couple of issues of the Daredevils. Just to add comment on the respect she had for Moore, I found what I believed to be a small spelling mistake in a Captain Britain strip that was about to go out to the printers. Rather than allowing me to just make the change of two letters, Bernie insisted that I phone Moore at home and make sure. Additional comment: I do remember in the top drawer of the desk that I worked at in her office were some sample text stories that fit into world of Captain Britain written by Grant Morrison whose name I recognized from Near Myths.


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