Chris Fluit's News posts – June 2009 Archive (4)

Why Anthologies Don’t Work (And Why Wednesday Comics Might Be an Exception)

Americans like choice. And when it comes to our entertainment, we want what we want when we want it. Some cultural critics might complain that this shows a deficiency of character in the American people. I’m not making any moral judgments on that subject today. I’m simply noting that’s the way it is, and any entertainment companies that fail to reckon with that reality will find themselves in trouble.



We see this in the music industry. Fans want their music affordable and accessible.… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on June 27, 2009 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Summer is a Great Time for Comics

My love affair with comics started during the summer. Every year, my family would go on a camping trip for several weeks. My mom knew that she had to find ways to keep us kids occupied for several hours in the car while we drove from the city to one national park after another. She’d buy us hidden ink books and crossword puzzles. She’d make sure the car was stocked with snacks like red licorice. She taught us the classic road games, like keeping track of license plates from different states and… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on June 27, 2009 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

Star Wars on Trial Revisited

StarWars A couple of months ago, I wrote a pair of articles in which I addressed some of the issues raised in the “Star Wars on Trial” book by Benbella Books. I admittedly hadn’t read the book at the time but was wading into the debates in advance. Since then, I’ve finally gotten…

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Added by Chris Fluit on June 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Best of Babylon 5, Part Two

6c_d_4603_0_Babylon5Season4 My leave is almost over, but we’re not quite done looking at my favorite science-fiction shows. We still have time to look at two more seasons of Babylon 5” and maybe even a little bit

more. I had a harder time picking the

best episodes of season four than any other season. There are simply so many great episodes in

that season that it would be a lot easier to…

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Added by Chris Fluit on June 5, 2009 at 6:38am — No Comments

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