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  Get Your Nerd On

John Lewis Is A Comics Superhero, Prepare For Ludicrous Speed, And Earth 2.0: Your Saturday Nerd-Out

He went for period accuracy where possible, but left out the tear gas and clubs
Happy Saturday, and welcome to your moment of Nerding: Just a few stories that we thought were pretty cool because they appeal to the geek in us. Real Life Superhero Cosplays As Himself For starters, how about congressman John Lewis of Georgia, attending his second Comic-Con last Saturday and getting into the whole cosplay scene, dressing as a character from March: Book 2, the comics memoir that he co-wrote with former campaign aide Andrew Aydin, with art by Nate Powell. To be specific, Lewis decided to dress up as the “John Lewis in 1965″ character from the book. The Washington Post had a lovely story this week about how it all happened: Read more on John Lewis Is A Comics Superhero, Prepare For Ludicrous Speed, And Earth 2.0: Your Saturday Nerd-Out…
  The Walking Dumb

Glenn Beck Knows Why The Walking Dead Is A Hit: It’s The End Of The World And We Know It

Glenn Beck and some of his fans
The shambling, dead-eyed masses lurched forward, drawn, some singly, some in groups, by some inexplicable impulse, to gather in herds of ravening, senseless hunger. They surged mindlessly without stopping, emitting guttural incoherent moans. Bereft of reason, they fed ravenously on the remnants of civilization, destroying everything in their path. It was August 28, 2010, and Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial was a huge success. Frankly, we like Wonkette’s descriptor for it better: “Glenn Beck’s Miraculous Slob Picnic” Read more on Glenn Beck Knows Why The Walking Dead Is A Hit: It’s The End Of The World And We Know It…
  life and death in the funny papers

Oh No What Will You Do Without ‘Doonesbury’? (If You Are 89 Years Old)

Now that his Amazon sitcom Alpha House has been renewed for another “season,” Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau will put the comic strip on hold. Fine, just as long as there’s not another Doonesbury musical. This development in no way means the newspaper comic strip is a dying medium or anything (it totally is). Read more on Oh No What Will You Do Without ‘Doonesbury’? (If You Are 89 Years Old)…
  will she swear on a tijuana bible?

Lady At (Penis!) Archie Comics Sounds Like (Penis!) Loads Of Fun To Work For (Penis!)

So it looks like Yr Doktor Zoom has landed on the Comix Beat today, what with that funnybook review we did earlier, and then a story about unoriginal cartoon character Allen West, and now this bizarre story about a gender discrimination suit against the co-CEO of Archie Comics. The Universe is sending a message, and that message is “time to get to work on that My Little Pony meets Maus crossover fanfic, buddy.” (To be fair, the Universe tends to mumble.) Read more on Lady At (Penis!) Archie Comics Sounds Like (Penis!) Loads Of Fun To Work For (Penis!)…
  wonkette world o' books

Wonkette Book Club: This Al Capp Bio Is A First-Rate Book About A Real Jerk

When Kid Zoom was a wee lad of about 4, his favorite bedtime story for a while was Yr Doktor Zoom’s extemporaneous retelling of Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight. No idea how we stumbled on that narrative as a bedtime story; maybe there was a hope that the part about Lindbergh barely being able to stay awake as he flew low over the waves might influence a hyper little boy (nahh). And then, of course, several years later, we had to revisit Lucky Lindy and talk about his less than heroic later years as a racist, anti-Semite, isolationist, and pal of the Nazis. Lesson learned: People can do impressive things and still be awful human beings. Which brings us to the impressive career of “Li’l Abner” creator and human trainwreck Al Capp, as covered by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen in their biography Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary. This is the first full-scale biography of Capp, who died in 1979, and the decades since “Li’l Abner” was a daily newspaper feature give Schumacher and Kitchen a healthy distance to assess both Capp’s career as a creator of comics (yep, kind of a genius and definitely an innovator) and his character as a human being (“seriously flawed” might be too generous). Read more on Wonkette Book Club: This Al Capp Bio Is A First-Rate Book About A Real Jerk…
  'wild wild west' was a good movie right

Someone Please Assure Us That This ‘Steampunk Palin’ Comic Is An Elaborate Prank

Everyone should drop what they’re doing right now and give a million Pulitzers to the Comics Alliance for blowing the lid off of an upcoming “Steampunk Palin” comic book/graphic novel/spank mag. It is (obviously) about a near-future crisis where “Big Oil/Nuke” seizes control of energy production and so everyone has to switch to steam power (STEAM IS USUALLY GENERATED BY BOILING WATER WITH HEAT DERIVED FROM FOSSIL FUELS OR NUCLEAR POWER FYI), and then Sarah Palin is terribly injured by a bomb and wakes up months later having been turned into a steampunk cyborg superhero. With very large breasts? We’re not sure how that fits into this. (Haha, we are 100% sure how it fits into this: it helps you masturbate to the drawings more vigorously.) Anyway, if you would like to see more amazing/traumatizing images from this nightmare, which we’re pretty sure you do, go ahead and click the “READ MORE” link. Read more on Someone Please Assure Us That This ‘Steampunk Palin’ Comic Is An Elaborate Prank…
  but he loves children!

Children’s Comic About Schwarzenegger Mysteriously Halted

For reasons as mysterious as the motivations of superheroes themselves, Marvel Comics has canceled plans to put out a comic book and cartoon show called Governator and starring the character of former California governor/gross old movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Why would such a sure hit be halted? Can’t a multi-millionaire celebrity/politician do whatever he wants? Read more on Children’s Comic About Schwarzenegger Mysteriously Halted…
  Ayn Rand's Adventures In Wonderland

Ayn Kampf: The Ayn Rand Omnibus

Like so many great works of fiction — The Canterbury Tales, Macbeth, and Sarah Palin’s Twitter feed — Ayn Rand’s Adventures in Wonderland is not truly understood until one has read the thing dozens, nay, hundreds of times. It may be true that Ayn’s follies are done, but make haste! There is so much pleasure and so much pain to relive in this, your index, of Ayn’s Adventures graphic comic novel. Read more on Ayn Kampf: The Ayn Rand Omnibus…
  Ayn Rand's Adventures In Wonderland

Economic Stimulus: Ayn Rand In The 21st Century

Ayn seems to have come full circle since our first installment. Like a snake eating its own tail, Ayn is locked in a never-ending struggle to end Socialism forever and also to forever choke on her own vomit. Read more on Economic Stimulus: Ayn Rand In The 21st Century…
  Ayn Rand's Adventures In Wonderland

Brotherhood of Steele: Ayn Rand In the 21st Century

Once, these comics were about serious political satire, but now they are all basically Bad Boys 2. Will guns and bootstraps help us get film options? COME ON OLIVER STONE YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS. Read more on Brotherhood of Steele: Ayn Rand In the 21st Century…
  Ayn Rand's Adventures In Wonderland

The Ivory Tower: Ayn Rand in the 21st Century

Ayn Rand’s Present Day Adventures continue in this, Episode V! In honor of this fifth weekiversary, we offer this very special chapter, which is pretty much just like all the previous episodes — but more contemporary. Read more on The Ivory Tower: Ayn Rand in the 21st Century…
  Ayn Rand's Adventures In Wonderland

A New Hope: Ayn Rand in the 21st Century

Unlike Robert Byrd, Ayn Rand will never die. If you’ve missed any of our previous episodes, you can catch parts one and two and three before subjecting yourself to this, Part IV. Read more on A New Hope: Ayn Rand in the 21st Century…