Glen Weldon http://wuis.org en Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day http://wuis.org/post/cyborgs-simpsons-and-ticks-all-about-free-comic-book-day Here's the drill: This Saturday, May 3<sup>rd</sup>, is Free Comic Book Day. Walk into a comics shop (you can find the one nearest you at <a href="http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator">www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator</a>), and they will hand you some free comics.<p>Not <em>any</em> comics in the store, mind you, but a selection of comics specifically produced for Free Comic Book Day, which is now an annual event. There are a whopping 57 such books this year – some of them samplers, with excerpts from various titles, while others reprint the first chapters of ongoing series. Fri, 02 May 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 24268 at http://wuis.org Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day Dear Zack Snyder, Regarding Wonder Woman http://wuis.org/post/dear-zack-snyder-regarding-wonder-woman TO: Zack Snyder, Big Time Hot Shot Hollywood Director<br />FROM: Glen Weldon, Nerd Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 14622 at http://wuis.org Dear Zack Snyder, Regarding Wonder Woman Moving Fables Of Gods, Men, Love And Monsters In 'Early Earth' http://wuis.org/post/moving-fables-gods-men-love-and-monsters-early-earth Despite its title, British writer and illustrator Isabel Greenberg's <em>The Encyclopedia of Early Earth</em> is not mere history, with its assiduous accounting of dusty facts, but is instead a compendium of funny, sad and surprisingly moving fables from the pre-history of a world that exists only in Greenberg's febrile imagination — one that bristles with capricious gods, feckless shamans, daring quests and, of course, doomed love.<p>We meet a man of the frozen "Nord" as he falls in love with a South Pole woman, only to find that some mysterious force prevents them from ever coming into physi Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:19:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 14209 at http://wuis.org Moving Fables Of Gods, Men, Love And Monsters In 'Early Earth' Alice Munro, The Punchbowl And Everyday Villainy http://wuis.org/post/alice-munro-punchbowl-and-everyday-villainy Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature today, taught me something important and abiding and true about evil.<p>Specifically, she taught me about that singular species of evil we swim through all our lives. It's the evil to which we petty humans default, even — especially — as we reassure ourselves that we are blessed creatures, generous of spirit. It's the evil born of thoughtlessness and self-regard, and it crouches, waiting, in every conversation, every appraising look, every single human interaction that fills up our days.<p>Alice Munro taught me this. Actually, it wasn't her. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:04:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 10693 at http://wuis.org Alice Munro, The Punchbowl And Everyday Villainy