Smorgasbord #15:

Notes on a Scandal

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This is the long one… with almost two hours of talking Shawn & Tom attempt to make sense of the recent rush of controversies (including the Batgirl cover, Erik Larson, poor costume design, speech, and Chris Sims’s re-surfaced history of internet bullying) before moving on to the more natural ground of upcoming comic-book movies and the June solicitations.

There’s hardely any time left for the reviews which include the first issues of Invisible Republic, Frankenstein Underground, and Giant Days, along with the now-complete run of Felipe Smith’s All New Ghost Rider.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Shapira is a carbon-based life from the planet earth. He was formed in the year 1985 AD by two loving parents. He is also an MA student of English Lit. at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, where he feels proud to be the first student to graduate with a BA by writing a paper about the works of Grant Morison. In his native tongue, Tom is a staff writer for Israel's leading comics blog Alilon.net and an occasional participant in the blog's bi-weekly podcast. He spends too much time, money and thought on Comics (especially the works of Grant Morison, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis and Garth Ennis) and his friends and family wish he would stop. He is not going to.

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