Allan Janus says: "In regard to the 1950's comic that predicts the administration's Iran policy, I discovered a villain - the evil Yew Bee - in one of the Fletcher Hanks Stardust thrillers (contained in "I shall destroy all civilized Planets) who bears an uncanny resemblance to our dear vice president. And guess what - he's plotting to take over the country!"
Cheney - sorry, I mean Yew Bee - wreaks terrible destruction on the country - normal weaponry and constitutional restraints are useless! Cheney - sorry, Yew Bee - is poised to triumph and plunge the U.S. into a hideous dictatorship... and then Super Wizard Stardust appears and turns Chen... I mean Yew Bee, sorry - into a giant rat! By the way, Super Wizard Stardust is the only superhero I know of who's so secure in his masculinity that he can wear polka dots. And they look good on him!
(Click on thumbnail for enlargement) And, of course, we hope that the title "most prophetic comic" is not awarded to T-Man # 20 (which, alas, little Dickie Cheney probably devoured at some point in the course of his undisclosed childhood).
Phil Foglio (previously) writes, “Studio Foglio is kickstarting a new Girl Genius Collection! The Incorruptible Library covers the adventures of Agatha Heterodyne and her friends as they journey beneath the streets of Paris. There they encounter hidden subterranean civilizations, forgotten labyrinths filled with secrets, and a healthy dollop of Adventure, Romance, and Mad Science!”
From 1989 to 1994, the public broadcaster TV Ontario ran Prisoners of Gravity, a brilliant science fiction TV show that used a goofy framing device (a host trapped in a satellite who interviewed science fiction writers stuck down on Earth) for deep, gnarly, fascinating dives into science fiction’s greatest and most fascinating themes, from sex […]
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Smythes of Chagrin Falls, USA, shop for health insurance with only the guiding invisible hands of the Free Market!
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