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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. Theonlyspiral
    July 17, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    Moon Knight is a book I have fallen in love with entirely. I don't know how long I'll stay with it after Ellis leaves. Which is the story of a lot of books with him on it. He leaves and I loose interest entirely within an issue.

    The Wicked and the Divine has quickly moved to my number three book (I still love New Avengers and Sex Criminals). I can finally see where you were coming from Phil when you put Gillen up with the A-List for the War. I called the last issue "Frustratingly Good", because after Iron Man I really didn't want it to be a must read.

    Bendis' X-Men is loosing me. Uncanny has lost a lot of the fire that drew me to it. We'll see if Original Sin can spice it up (Along with that new Dazzler redesign) but it's on my chopping block.

    Anyone have any thoughts on the new Captain America or Thor? I want to add them to my file, on the grounds I want more books like these to exist. On the other hand, the teams on both books does literally nothing for me, and I am actively looking to prune my file. Anyone have a compelling argument one way or another?


  2. Alan
    July 17, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    "Dark Dazzler" looks ludicrous to me. Also, I'm just offended at the crassness of the "new" Captain America and "Thorette." The only reason they're embarking on these storylines is so that they can have the main characters return triumphantly in time for the next Avengers movie. I have been increasingly dismayed over the last ten years about the extent to which creative decisions in the comics are driven mainly by marketing decisions about the Cinematic universe.


  3. encyclops
    July 17, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    I'm glad it wasn't just me on She-Hulk. I bought one of those a few issues back and thought, "oh, this looks fun" and was really shocked when I opened this one.

    I'm gonna be slow to appreciate The Wicked and the Divine, but I'm sure in a few more issues' time I'll show up at the party unfashionably late saying "you guys were right." It's not bad by any means, but so far (haven't picked up #2 yet) I like the art better than the story (though I'm not sure who to blame for the fact that Luci is basically just a mash-up of two Neil Gaiman characters). I'll keep reading and see what happens. I have a couple issues of — is it really called Ms. Marvel? — and am looking forward to checking them out.


  4. Daibhid C
    July 17, 2014 @ 11:34 am

    I sympathise, but I also remember the days when everyone was all "Jeez, Marvel, you've got a blockbuster X-Men movie, and there isn't a single comic that a fan of the film would recognise as being the same premise. Don't you want new readers?" I suppose there must be a balanced medium.


  5. encyclops
    July 17, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

    Oh, also: I've always felt that way about Fables. I realize I'm in a tiny minority and that I might have missed out on something good by giving up after the first trade, but that was about all the time and money I felt I could justify sinking into it based on that first experience. Is there a stretch that's generally agreed to be worth reading?


  6. Alan
    July 18, 2014 @ 8:40 am

    I think the issue was that people weren't expecting X-Men to be the hit it was. They did have to replace Wolverine at the last minute with an unknown whose prior claim to fame was Australian musical theater. And even then, the release of X-Men coincided with the Grant Morrison era, when they ditched the "yellow spandex" for leather jacket and actually invited mutant children to study at the school.


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