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101. Old Fort Snelling: 1819-1858 by Marcus L. Hansen.

102. Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Volume 1 by Roger Landgridge, Chris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson. I don't keep up very well on comics these days, largely because of budgetary issues; I'd love to be able to get an iPad or something and read them online, as I understand that this is a thing that is done nowadays, but, well, budgetary issues. But I follow a lot of comics blogs and creators and folks on Twitter, and when this series was canceled a few weeks ago, there was such an outcry that I thought I should look into it. And it is pretty wonderful--it flies directly in the face of the sort of thing that has become far too commonplace in comics, which is dark, dark, dark: tragedy, over-the-top violence, heroes being pushed to the brink (or beyond it) of villainy, etc. Sometimes those stories are well done, but of late (by which one could easily say, for the past twenty years or more) it's felt like a thing that is done because once or twice it's been really compelling. I am very much in favor of books that take the screwball creativity of the Silver Age and combine it with a humane sensibility and dialogue that doesn't sound like it was written by a twelve-year-old. The best example of this from my own recent reading is (perhaps unsurprisingly), Morrison and Quitely's All-Star Superman. This book doesn't quite reach those sublime heights, but it is gorgeous and funny and FUN; Jane Foster actually has a personality here, and Thor is noble and clueless and sweet and heroic. This is a comic you could put in front of your kids without any misgivings, and that is something that can be said of ridiculously few comics being put out nowadays. Go ahead and pick this up as a last-minute gift to yourself or someone else; maybe if we buy enough copies, Marvel will reconsider the cancellation.


David J. Schwartz
Mumble Herder

Recent and Forthcoming



US Edition

UK Edition


"The Sun Inside," part of the Electrum Novella Series from Rabit Transit Press

Short Stories:

"Escape to Bird Island" at The King's English, Winter 2008-9 Issue

"Bear In Contradicting Landscape" in Polyphony 7, Coming Soon

"MonstroCities" in Tumbarumba: A Frolic of Intrusions

"Mike's Place" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #22

"Proof of Zero" in Spicy Slipstream Stories, Out Now!!

"The Somnambulist" in Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, Out Now!!

"Oma Dortchen and the Pillar of Story" in Farrago's Wainscot, Summer 2007

"The Ichthyomancer Writes His Friend with an Account of the Yeti's Birthday Party" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet Number 13, Fall 2003 (Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collecion); Reprinted in The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet


""Stardust" at Strange Horizons


"On Making Noise: Confessions of a Quiet Kid" in Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales edited by Kate Bernheimer



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