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Gregory L. Reece

Gregory L. Reece, Ph.D. is the author of five books, most recently ‘Creatures of the Night: In Search of Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves and Demons’. He also reads a lot of comic books. Read more about him and his work at gregorylreece.com and follow him on Twitter at @Gregorylreece.


Features

Thursday, April 23 2015

'The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy' Is Something of a Duck-Rabbit Itself

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy does more than introduce major themes and arguments in philosophy. It raises interesting questions about the visual nature of philosophy itself.


Thursday, April 2 2015

"Get Down, America!" Howard the Duck for President

Howard the Duck ran for president way back in the year of the American Bicentennial. His platform sounds just as good today as it did back then.


Thursday, March 12 2015

Swingin' Through the Slow Burner of Harvey Kurtzman's 'Jungle Book'

This story is about what happened in between Mad and Playboy. It's the story of how one time the great Harvey Kurtzman played a real slow burner.


Friday, February 20 2015

Crashed Saucers and Contactees: UFOs and the Secret Origin of the Green Lantern

From Roswell to Aztec to Oa. The secret origin of Green Lantern, DC's science fiction superhero, is found among the crashed saucers and contactees of the 1950's UFO movement.


Monday, January 19 2015

This Dream of You: Selma. Selma, Alabama

How writers Civil Rights Movement Icon Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell's March: Book One push us to one, inescapable conclusion -- everybody needs to go to Selma. Now, more than ever.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 21 2015

Big Time Fun in 'Chrononauts #2'

Chrononauts is a thrill ride that embraces the time travel genre while turning it on its head. It is big time fun.


Tuesday, April 14 2015

'Saga #27' Characters Are Unforgettable

Saga propels readers into new and unchartered, yet always compelling, spaces. From the horribly exotic to the stunningly beautiful, the characters are impossible to forget.


Wednesday, April 8 2015

'The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1' - Don't Read This Comic

I should have listened to the cover. After all, the warning was clear: "You must NOT read this comic!"


Monday, March 30 2015

Foul Play in 'Strange Sports Stories #1'

There is plenty of horrible fun to be had in this weird mixture of horror, science fiction and good old fashioned, healthy, wholesome sports.


Tuesday, March 17 2015

If It Looks Like a Duck

In Howard the Duck #1, Zdarsky and Quinones get the most important things right. They get Howard right.


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