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    Comics Editor Carol gets into the summer time list fun:

    It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for summer, because all the list-happy magazines and websites tell me, summer must be prepared for. Dig out your seersucker suit! Bob your…

     
  2. Jun 13th, 2013     Carol BordenCultural Guttercomicslistspanelsgambitbishopcyclops
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    Comics Editor Carol didn’t expect the French Revolution while watching the Dark Knight Rises. But then again, no one expects the French Revolution.

    In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman tells the people of Gotham that anyone can be a hero, that anyone could be Batman. But we—and Bruce…

     
  4. Sep 26th, 2012     Cultural GutterCarol BordenbatmancomicsmoviesThe Dark Knight RisesThe Scarlet Pimpernelcoversillustrationart
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    At the Gutter: Summer Fun Time Reading ‘12

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    Comics Editor Carol invites you to kick back with a cold one and enjoy these 7 trade paperback collections and graphic novels for fun summer time reading.

     
  6. Aug 3rd, 2012     comicslistsCultural GutterCarol Borden
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A Secret Six PSA with Bane: “And knowing is half the battle!”
(panel from Secret Six via Comic Vine)

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    A Secret Six PSA with Bane: “And knowing is half the battle!”

    (panel from Secret Six via Comic Vine)

     
  8. Aug 3rd, 2012     PSAbanecomicssecret sixgail simonepanels
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    At the Gutter: Nothing Ape Is Strange To Me

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    Carol writes about relatability via Planet of the Apes.

    I’m surrounded by a stack of comics and one illustrated novel all set in the same world as that 1968 film, The Planet of the Apes and my head is swirling with Cicero.  I’ve been thinking about why I prefer one comic to the other, what exactly it means for a character to be relatable and what it means to be a person. As an ape, nothing ape is strange to me.

    image: Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #4 by Declan Shalvey.

     
  10. Aug 3rd, 2012     planet of the apescomicsCultural GutterCarol Borden
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Batman stamps.
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    Batman stamps.

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  12. May 12th, 2012     batmandesignartcomicsstampsillustration
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    At The Gutter: The Master of Infinite Kung Fu!

     
  14. Apr 12th, 2012     comicskagan mcleodkung fuwuxiamartial artsactioncanadacarol bordenartscanspages
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    From the pages of Vampire! Featuring Fire Fang

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    The cover of issue #2 of Meteor’s 1995 Vampire! that collected the vampire stories of Gerald Carr including his yellow peril vampire stories featuring Fire Fang and the Brothers of Fire Fang. (For more, see Comic Editor Carol Borden’s article at the Gutter).

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  16. Feb 26th, 2012     racismcomicsgerald carrvampireschinahistoricalsaustraliasexploitationyellow perilgalleryscans
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    At the Gutter: 10 Comics I Liked in 2011

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    It’s Comics Editor Carol’s end of year list:

    It’s the beginning of January, cold and dark where I am. The critics are all putting out their best of year lists, and maybe you’re looking for something to read. So here’s my entry into annual lists: 10 comics I liked in 2011 that I haven’t written about. Well 9 comics I haven’t written about and one that I did.

    (image via the Marvel Wikia)

     
  18. Jan 31st, 2012     Cultural GutterCarol Bordencomicslists
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    Comics Editor Carol writes about Lord Death Man’s skeleton suit and Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear and Saul Ferris’ Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan.

    I appreciate Lord Death Man’s flair, his élan, panache, the way he daringly wears brown leather gloves, belt and boots with his…

     
  20. Dec 13th, 2011     comicsCarol BordenCultural GutterJapanbatman