A Very Brief X-cursion Into the Uncanny
1. Steven, at Peiratikos, has sent out a plea for X-Men assistance! I’m a little too busy to heed the call right now. However, perhaps later in the week, I’ll cut loose with a big Silver Age X-Men post. But Steven–you might find a good deal of what you need at Forager23–An Extremely Lengthy Post About the X-Men!! He’ll also direct you to some of Eve Tushnet’s fine work. As you probably know, these are two of the most interesting bloggers we’ve got Steven, and they offer characteristic (and characteristically cogent) insights… I have substantial disagreements with each of them on this topic, but until I explain why— you can just ignore me! (Pay no attention to the man behind the stack of library books…)
Just as an aside–where the hell is Forager? His site (one of my favourite places to visit on the web) has been invaded by blasphemous comment-spam! Hopefully, he’s just busy working on that Ditko piece!
2. Also–The Amazing Neilalien links to a fascinating round-up of songs containing references to comic book characters: Trapped in a Lyric they Never Made! It’s a great site, created by Ken Gale–but he forgot a really important one! (unless I missed it!)–Weezer’s “In the Garage” (an ode to “geek pride” which ties in quite nicely with the Peiratikos thesis, actually), where Rivers had (posters of? psychotic conversations with?) “Kitty Pryde, and Nightcrawler too”…
Good night friends