February 13th, 2010

peej reads news

that CAPTAIN AMERICA thing

Short shameful confession: I was actually sorely tempted to get into a Twitterfight with Gail Simone recently over the recent kerfuffle over an issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA. (If you haven't heard, Cap and the Falcon show up at a Tea Party protest and casually diss them, with the Falcon concerned that he'll be attacked because they're clearly a bunch of racist wackos, etc. The Tea crowd took considerable exception, and Marvel apologized and said they'd change the signs in the trade, to take away the link to the Tea Party movement.) Simone spent a good bit of time writing some remarkably harsh stuff on Twitter, some of which actually rather pissed me off. Which is pretty surprising, because Simone tends to be evenhanded and when she isn't she usually makes me *think,* not raise an eyebrow and go, "Wow. Really."

Brendan McGuirk makes an argument at Comics Alliance that Marvel had nothing to apologize for. I wanted to quote some bits of McGuirk's thoughts and add a few thoughts of my own, because I think this article expresses pretty well the nature of (what I see as) the problem. Collapse )
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SPARTACUS: episodes 2 and 3

If you don't follow me on Twitter (I'm hradzka there, natch), you may not have noticed that I have an occasional vice.

Namely, I watch SPARTACUS: BLOOD & SAND.

It's a gloriously terrible show, and when I'm feeling low, I like to watch it via streaming Netflix and make fun of it on Twitter. Because, really, it's only worth 140 characters at a time. So, for those who don't Tweet, here are my Twitter reviews of episodes 2 and 3 of SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND.

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