Io9 has posted the trailer for an upcoming documentary on Wonder Woman's role in the history of feminism. Looks good!
Update: The Mary Sue has posted a review at themarysue.com/review-wonder-women-the-untold-story-of-american-superheroines
February 22, 2012
February 9, 2012
I try not to make too many purchases on a whim, even with comics, the one thing that would be a logical exception. I've noticed that my taste in comics has lately become more refined; that's not to say that it's necessarily "better", and definitely not "better than you", but just more particular. Also, I've gotten burned a few times when all signs pointed to my enjoying a given book, and that makes me sad. So my general modus operandi these days is "Think really, really hard about whether I want this book." It's keeping my bookshelf tidy and my bank account intact.
That being said, I've had some very rewarding whim-purchases recently, including Samuel Hiti's El Largo Tren Oscuro or The Long Dark Train. We see the train in question passing through the countryside, we see its workers shoveling coal, and then we see its passengers.1
|The conductor takes Anger's ticket.3|
Hiti's comics are all self-published, and they are only available through his own website, www.samhiti.com. Even Amazon.com does not carry new copies of his books, so I consider it the work of Serendipity and/or Providence that I discovered them on the shelf of a local comic shop. This means that El Largo Tren Oscuro won't likely be at a library near you, but it is, nonetheless, definitely worth tracking down.
Top image from http://www.samhiti.com, © Sam Hiti.
1. There was a picture here from http://monsterama.blogspot.com/2006/01/long-dark-train.html (© Sam Hiti), but some bandwidth thing made it unviewable. Rats!
2. From the product description on Hiti's online store, http://www.samhiti.com/wordpress/?page_id=8
3. From http://www.comictreadmill.com/CTMBlogarchives/2005/2005_Individual/2005_06/000807.php, © Sam Hiti.
4. I swear I read this description in someone else's review, but now I can't find it. Rats!