Monthly Archives: May 2019

Summertime Reruns

These have been good days in the “classic comics” department.  The last couple of weeks have seen the retelling of when Calvin accidentally wrecked the family car in Calvin and Hobbes.  Over in classic Peanuts, though, we’ve gotten a story … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Love Enough, and Time

Today’s classic Peanuts is another Chuck-and-Patty under-the-tree conversation.  It’s a nice, slow strip that has a nice, appropriate twist at the end.  I think one thing I like most about it is the mention of specific names that elude people … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Mother’s Day Calvin-Style

Bill Watterson created a cast of characters with wonderfully realized voices.  That’s particularly true of today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes, which is a “Calvin-style” celebration of Mother’s Day. (image from

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Tolkien, Myth, and Reality

Last night I had the opportunity to catch an early showing of the new Tolkien biopic.  I’d known about the showing for a while, but wasn’t sure I would make the early showing, even though it had a 30-minute interview … Continue reading

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Farther from Home than Before

Today the folks at Sony dropped the trailer for July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home movie.  The movie holds an interesting position, as it is the first “Marvel” movie post-Endgame.  And this trailer, much more than the previous trailer, gives away … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Stomach Issues

It’s baseball season again, which means lots of good back-and-forth between Charlie Brown and his always-losing team.  Lucy always adds an interesting dynamic to the baseball strips.  Sometimes the focus is on her obsession with Schroeder, which Chuck probably likes: … Continue reading

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On Landscapes and People

While I’m moving rather slowly through it, my reading of the Letters of C. S. Lewis has been interesting on multiple levels.  Right now I’m in the middle of a long letter from Jack to his brother involving a week-long … Continue reading

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