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September 22, 2008

Blog and Circuses: MARVEL DOESN’T CARE ABOUT GAY PEOPLE!

Filed under: Blurbs — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 1:16 pm

That’s right, did you hear? MARVEL DOESN’T CARE ABOUT GAY PEOPLE!

Okay, actually it’s just the statements of one of their writers, so I guess MARC GUGGENHEIM DOESN’T CARE ABOUT GAY PEOPLE!

It’s true! He said it! Listen to this!

“Here’s my attitude, if anyone is upset about the marriage going away, then they must all be pro gay marriage,” he continued. Because if you’re pro gay marriage, you understand the distinction between a marriage and a civil union — that a civil union is not equal to a marriage. We downgraded Mary Jane and Peter to a civil union. If that bothers you, then you’re pro gay marriage.”

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August 26, 2008

Tough Love: Admitting You Were Wrong

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , — Chris Eckert @ 3:35 pm

Everybody makes mistakes; sometimes they’re really important mistakes, like electing the wrong president. More often, especially on the Internet, they’re petty mistakes. I flew off the handle and interpreted some Batman solicitations incorrectly last week. I was wrong. Rich Lovatt seemed to have missed a plot point in Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s Fantastic Four, and went back and re-read the books. Afterwards, he admitted he may have rushed to judgment.

These things happen, and they’re no big deal. We’re a bunch of people who like comics, and for whatever reason have decided to discuss them in a public forum. There will be disagreements. There will be mistakes. These things happen. It’s a dialogue.

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May 15, 2008

FBBP #58 – Political Crossover

After the blockbuster Iron Man talk of episode 57, we return to the niche market of comics.

First up, we talk the Egyptian Comics Confiscationissue and the general lack of interest on the part of the blogalaxy.

Now, DC Decisions, there’s a story bloggers can sink their teeth into! Who will Superman vote for? Which senators are in the pocket of Big Meta? Judd Winick and Bill Willingham will give you the scoop this fall!

Finally, we try to shake off politics by talking Secret Invasion and its tie-ins. Wait, SI is a political allegory too? Damn you! Damn you, Election Year!

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