Friday, April 13, 2012

Jack Kirby, Mindbomb: Eldritch Dimensions

Maurice Masse's passport to Magonia, July 1, 1965

This series -- which started as a look at comic book sorcerers and their real-world parallels and grew far beyond my expectations -- began with "The Possessed," a Doctor Strange story in which interdimensional alien walk-ins possess the citizens of a Bavarian hamlet. The story had elements of one of Stan Lee's favorite plots; the secret army massing for an invasion of Earth.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sync Log: Fringe Division

I've had a strange relationship with Fringe. I thought the pilot was great but the first half of the first season had a particularly irritating corporate/team-building/authority-boosting vibe I found particularly galling. 

But it recovered beautifully midway through the first season and answered my prayers by picking up stakes and moving up to Vancouver.