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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. Anton B
    September 18, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    The lack of comics reviews was entirely and more than adequately compensated for by your grandiose plan detailing worthy of a comic book villain. Thank you.
    I suspect nothing in the world can stop you now!


  2. Lo-Fi Explosion
    September 18, 2014 @ 1:53 am

    In the absence of reviews, can any explain to me the difference between all of these different Avengers comics that Phil reads (and possibly the ones he doesn't read – there sure are a lot)? Which one features the "real" Avengers (like whatever Justice League book that features Superman is the real Justice League and the rest are just branding)? What is the point of the rest besides making money? Can anyone help this regular reader but only occasional poster make sense of the Avengers?


  3. Cleofis
    September 18, 2014 @ 4:39 am

    No problem! Avengers and New Avengers, written by Jonathan Hickman, are the ones you want.


  4. Daibhid C
    September 18, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    To answer the other question, all the other teams have "niches" in the Marvel universe that justify their existence (Uncanny Avengers is the X-Men crossover team, Mighty Avengers is the "street level" team, etc.) so they're not just "more teams of Avengers". In principle.

    These niches don't necessarily justify them being called Avengers, but Marvel don't call the Mighty Avengers "Heroes for Hire" for the same reason DC don't call Justice League Dark "Shadowpact" — because they've learned from experience that that's a great way to create a critically acclaimed comic that nobody's actually reading.


  5. Daibhid C
    September 18, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    Someone just posted on Twitter, that today marked the culmination of Grant Morrison's plan to stop sharing a nationality with Alan Moore…


  6. Elizabeth Sandifer
    September 18, 2014 @ 9:39 am

    It's not entirely accurate to call New Avengers a "real" Avengers book, since it focuses not on the Avengers but on a cabal of heroes fighting to stop alternate worlds from destroying the Earth and occasionally committing genocide if they're Namor.

    But it's pretty essential to understanding Avengers, so.


  7. timber-munki
    September 18, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    If Book Two is all about nineties comics I don't think structure's really a primary concern, just as long as it's awesome and shows a willful contempt for anatomy and scheduling…


  8. Lo-Fi Explosion
    September 18, 2014 @ 10:52 am

    Are any of them about Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Wasp and two to four of their friends, none of whom is Spider-Man, punching the Masters of Evil in the face?


  9. Eric Gimlin
    September 18, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    Book two is about Watchmen, Marvel/Miracleman, and Zenith; according to Phil it will be 12 chapters that structurally mirror Watchmen itself. I'm just hoping he goes so far that he gets somebody to illustrate 4-page comic sections at the end of each chapter but the last to counterpoint the text that would be the bulk of the chapter.


  10. elvwood
    September 18, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

    Commiserations, then, Mister Morrison.


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