Saturday, December 16, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

**Warning: This article contains major spoilers for A Nation Under Our Feet, a Black Panther story by Ta-Nehisi Coates** “…neither cities nor States nor individuals will ever attain perfection until the small class of philosophers, whom we termed useless but not corrupt, are providentially compelled, whether they will or not, to ...

A human population approaching 8 billion can be maintained only if wild habitat is given over to human cultivation and habitation, if rain forests can be turned into green deserts, if genetic engineering enables ever higher yields to be extorted from the thinning soils – then humans will have created ...

Change, or die: that’s the stark choice most protagonists face in literature, whether they recognize it or not.  Change is constant, and stasis is only an illusion.  What is true of people is also true of civilizations.  Cultures evolve, or they follow the lead of Ozymandias. Neal Stephenson’s epic and ...

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Brilliant Trash #2
    Reluctant reporter Kennedy Avis, finds herself in the clutches of the God Hackers, a group of teenagers attempting to jailbreak their own bodies in the pursuit of superhuman powers. The key to human evolution now flows through Kennedy’s veins. What lengths will they go to to get back her head? A sci-fi superhuman epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites! ... Read more...
    Source: Comic Book Resources: ColumnsPublished on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017By CBR Staff
  • Chat Now With Fred Van Lente!
    The Fred Van Lente Day chat (the chat transcript will go up tomorrow, on Fred Van Lente Day proper) is now live! Here is the address for the chat room. The post Chat Now With Fred Van Lente! appeared first on CBR. ... Read more...
    Source: Comic Book Resources: ColumnsPublished on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017By Brian Cronin
  • Alan Moore’s Classic Superman ‘Villain’ Makes Its DC Rebirth Return
    WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Aquaman Annual #1 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Max Fiumara, in stores now. In Dan Abnett and Stjepan Sejic’s Aquaman, the Justice Leaguer is currently a man without a crown. He is living in hiding, taking part in a rebellion fighting the ruthless rule of Atlantis’ new monarch, King Corum Rath. But in last week’s Aquaman Annual #1, we saw a story that was detached from this conflict, one ... Read more...
    Source: Comic Book Resources: ColumnsPublished on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017By Ian Cardona
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