From Forum to Forum
It’s not a planned strategy or anything like that, but there are times when I become more involved in various forum discussions. The last month or so has seen an increase and it’s the type of thing that usually remains unknown outside of the forum community itself. There’s a heavier concentration at Bleeding Cool Forums of late, plus a couple of other discussions about Growing Earth theory. Here’s a rundown.
Ten Questions To Answer About Batman: Odyssey by Neal Adams
A discussion on the imminent return to publication of the second half of Batman: Odyssey, where Neal’s writing in the series is the controversial issue ruffling everyone’s feathers.
Jews, Comics And Foreskin Man – Arlen Schumer At San Diego Comic Con
A thread discussing the anti-circumcision comic book and the response of Jewish comics historian Arlen Schumer. Things got a little nasty with criticism of Israel in this one.
President Obama Appears On The Cover Of Amazing Spider-Man 666. And He’s Not Alone
This was apparently supposed to be a geeky fun thread, and I might have spoiled the party by talking about the gimmickry becoming somewhat nauseating, as we’re being distracted from more critical issues the comics community needs to raise to its front pages.
Full Ruling For Marvel’s Win Against Jack Kirby
A good discussion on the moral and legal ramifications of the decision to dismiss the Kirby Estate suit against Marvel. There seems to be a consensus that it was a lost cause to begin with, but most members are sympathizing with the moral injustice rendered to Kirby’s family.
Growing Earth Won’t Go Away
A discussion with geologist Andrew Alden at Yahoo’s About.com Geology Forum on Growing Earth. Andrew is clearly under more time constraints than I am, but it’s still an interesting meeting of two very opposing views of Earth history trying to reconcile the differences in how the hard geological evidence is being interpreted.
Growing earth theory explains a few things
I was invited to this discussion by a friend who moderates some of the forums at Above Top Secret. It was surprisingly cordial, and revealed an enthusiastic and insightful group at ATS.