* At The Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon reviews Doug Wright’s Nipper: 1963-1964.
* Joe Queenan loves Peanuts: “Peanuts was always there as a touchstone and a balm. Unlike so many other venerated objects in US pop culture, it was sweet without being stupid, reassuring without being infantile. In the dark era in which it began, it served much the same function as I Love Lucy. The difference was it had brains.”
* Love and Rocktober! Jaunty Sean T. Collins reflects on the first two volumes of Love and Rockets: New Stories: “The problems in the story—Penny’s rampage, a breakout at a female supervillain penitentiary, a supervillainness out for vengeance, a Bizarro Ti-Girl—are all caused by women, addressed by women, solved by women, and have consequences felt by women. I actually think you might have a hard time getting this comic to pass a reverse Bechdel Rule, in fact.” More in the link.
* I know what you’re thinking, but I swear to God it wasn’t me.
— Alan David Doane
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