Who Asked You, Anyway, the 2011 Edition

Greetings, culture lovers. As I write this, I’m smack in the middle of what seems like the first real vacation for your humble professor in years and years. However, because I’m too neurotic to break “The Streak” (every Wednesday since 2003, don’t you know), I’m putting aside the figgy pudding and leftover turkey sandwiches for […]

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Bird Man? Really?

One of the best things about early Daredevil was the absolutely insane villains Stan was coming up with. Like, say, Bird Man and Cat Man.   You can read more about the issue by clicking here.

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Hey Kids, Christmas!

Christmas and comics don’t naturally seem like a match made in heaven, and to prove it, this week we’ll look at some of the oddest mash-ups between superheroes and the holiday season to have ever made their way down the chimney. First up, how about this defiantly geeky Spider-Man rooftop Christmas light rig? Whoever did […]

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Diane Tipton and her youngest son at his summer job in college. "My son the scholar..."

She Always Called Them Funnybooks

Editor’s Note: This week’s column is going to be something of a departure, so please bear with us, or else meet us back here next week for a return to the usual fare. So I lost my mom this week. My mother, Diane Ruth Tipton, passed away early Halloween morning after battling esophageal cancer for […]

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By Scott Tipton Every family has go-to people for certain issues. I have computer problems, I call my brother. Need to re-wire your house? My dad’s the man. Transmission’s out on the Chevy? Call my uncle. As for me, well, if you’re looking for useless information, I’m the one who gets the call. And call […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.