Tag Archives: 9/11

Frank Miller: Holy Crap!

It’s been six years since Frank Miller announced his plans to publish a second sequel to his beloved 1986 graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns that would bring the caped crusader up to speed with the War on Terror, and … Continue reading

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Contagion in the 21st Century

Contagion is the dominant horror of the 21st century, an era marked by epidemics of terror, war, and economic crisis. Just as atomic anxiety infused Cold War-era pop culture, fear of contagion dominates recent pop culture in the form of … Continue reading

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Frank Miller vs. Al Qaeda

My earlier announcement of an eagerly anticipated summer recess notwithstanding, today’s release of a YouTube trailer for Frank Miller’s graphic novel Holy Terror prompts me to scribble just one more update before shutting down the laptop. This preview (embedded after the … Continue reading

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Body of Lies

The latest high-profile entry in the dead-on-its-feet post-9/11 thriller genre, Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies is certainly not the worst of its kind, but it somehow did end up one of the more embarrassing commercial failures – in spite of … Continue reading

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Lecture report

My lecture at the Jewish Historical Museum last night went very well, with 70-80 people crowding into the modest basement auditorium, where the heat was unrelenting, and where I tried my best to pack as much information and insight as … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Nachtsalon

On Thursday May 29 I will be giving a short lecture as part of a special program of events in the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum. The museum has been hosting an exhibition on comic book art as related to Jewish … Continue reading

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Starting somewhere…

And there it is: having rediscovered my ‘regular’ blog just last week after a prolonged period of absence, I started thinking about the concept behind a blog and my own reasons for writing one. Quickly reaching the conclusion that my … Continue reading

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