Posted by: John Kane on January 21, 2017
No, I don’t know why I bother either. Masochism, I guess.
Posted by: John Kane on January 7, 2017
It’s 2017! To start us off I cravenly pander to the swing of things to the Right Wing by looking at a comic with a
Alt-Right Nazi as the good guy. Because only in Hell…
Posted by: John Kane on December 31, 2016
Happy New Year from all aboard The Savage Critics!
Posted by: Abhay Khosla on December 30, 2016
Best-of Lists! Because when I think back on 2016, it’s just going to be a highlight reel of movies and comics, and I’m probably going to remember sweet nothing-else.
“I sat on a throne of Dirty Grandpa merch and played my fiddle while the world burned. Dance to my fiddle music, Oberon– let the decadence set your feet alight! Twingly-twang-twang-twang-twang.”
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on December 26, 2016
Categories: Shipping Lists
The final shipping list of 2016! This is has been quite the year and comics are ready to send it out in a big, BIG way!
The return of DARK KNIGHT III, new
SAGA, MONSTRESS, ALL STAR BATMAN and SNOTGIRL. Plus the debut of the brand new She-Hulk book, simply titled HULK, From Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon.
Check the cut for the rest and see you on the other side!
Posted by: John Kane on December 23, 2016
Time for one last blast of comics magic before I shut down for the holidays. Read it or don’t. I wish you all the very merriest of holidays. And I send out a special thanks to Brian “ I have Top Men on it.” Hibbs for continuing to host my nonsense for yet another year. It is appreciated. Thanks also to Abhay for classing the joint up in his own uniquely spectacular way. And thanks most of all to you for, gee, just being you. Have a very merry one, everyone. And now Ho-Ho-Ho-HOOKJAW!
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Ah, days of Empire! Gunboat diplomacy! Wiffle waffle! The World under Victoria’s steely heel! Pip-pip! God’s Will, doncha know! Opium wars! Bringing them civilisation, isn’t it now? Tip top stuff, what! Like little children without us! Doing them a favour! “All the people like us are We/and everyone else is They.” Kipling? Not ‘arf, darling! Halcyon days, brings a tear to the old eye and all that. More sherry? Ah, with the Glory Days of Empire re-cresting the horizon as BREXIT delivers back unto us our sovereignty(!?!) what could be more timely than a look at this book, this EMPIRE OF BLOOD. Anyone for tiffin? Clip round the ear for the kids; never did me any harm! Never, never, never shall be slaves! Top hats in the air! Last Night of the Proms! Churchill! The Bulldog Breed! EMPIRE! EMPIRE! Yah! Yah! Yah! Huzzah! And a tally ****ing ho we go!
Posted by: John Kane on December 15, 2016
Sure, right now the site is just saying: 403: FORBIDDEN. Which is less than ideal, and I think a lot of us can relate. But this isn’t the time to roll over, Savage Critics server, this is the time to stand up and keep, uh, writing self-indulgent “things” about old comics no one cares to remember. That’ll show those Ctrl-Alt-Del Nazis! So, anyway, if you can read this then the site’s no longer 403: FORBIDDEN. Hurrah! Let’s bloviate! Well, I’ll bloviate and you can run out of patience once we hit the bit about Ike.
AMERICAN CENTURY by Laming, Stokes, Chaykin, Tischman, Bruzenak, Rambo and Jamison
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on December 14, 2016
Categories: Site News
So, look, we’re REALLY sorry for the yo-yo on the site (it goes up, it goes down). As far as I can tell we got hacked at some point and each attempt we’ve made of clearing out the databases for whatever malicious thing that is there keeps undoing itself, so we’re clearly missing something. I am already several hundred dollars in the hole in trying to fix this on previous occasions, so I am thinking that we maybe have to give up on wordpress, and figure something else out, or otherwise reset the existing site in some fashion, but what I’m trying not to do is pour more money into what has never actually been a profitable website!
My special apologies to John K (UK) and Abhay Kholsa who are all kinds of wonderful for putting up with my lack of communication (usually because I don’t know what’s actually going on!!!). John, especially, more or less single-handedly keeps this thing running while I’ve been distracted by other things.
I want to keep the site up, and I especially 100% want to preserve the YEARS of posting here, because, y’know, there’s almost no legacy left of the “early” comics internet! If there’s someone out there who really strongly knows wordpress and how to de-hack us (like, we couldn’t even set up a redirect page to say “we know there’s a problem, we’re trying to fix it!” because the site is somehow generating its own redirects to seemingly random-ass websites), AND can do it for cheap (ha!), please get in touch with me. I’d prefer to stay here than deal with the hassle of a migration, I think?
Either way, we ARE aware of the problems, and we ARE trying to fix it; I believe that by February ’17 we’ll get this fixed, either by fixing it here, or by migrating somewhere else. I have Top Men on it. Top Men. In the meantime, we’re back in business for the moment, at least until we get taken down again — John K might even start posting stuff again?
Thanks for continuing coming here!!!!
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on November 21, 2016
Categories: Shipping Lists
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving has no plans to take it easy on you!
New SNOTGIRL, long awaited GODDAMNED and the launch of A.D. from Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire!
See what else is awaiting you this holiday week!
Posted by: John Kane on November 15, 2016
こんにちは! Konnichiwa, culture vultures! This time out we spread our black, black wings and set our beady, dead eyes on the delightful island nation of Japan! Yes, Japan! Home of almost 200 volcanoes, a literacy rate of near 100%, the British car industry(*) and…MANGA! Japan! A tectonically unstable but most artistic archipelago indeed! Japan! Contra all those Jô Shishido (宍戸 錠) Yakuza movies Japan is one of the safest and least violent countries in the world, with as few as two gun-related homicides a year (Yes, America: two). Sometimes, though, such a haven of civility is fertile ground for horror. (SOCIOLOGICAL SPOILER: it’s probably the repression.) Hai! It’s Junji Ito (伊藤 潤二)! It’s Horror (帽子掛け)! It’s MANGA!!! It’s COMICS!!!
(*) N.B. intended as timely BREXIT based satire not #CASUALRACISM.
Posted by: John Kane on November 2, 2016
I’ve not had time to write up any comics, but I have written up some movies. I didn’t do a proper intro either. See?
All complaints to the management, pal.
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