Xaro Xhoan Daxos Is a Jerk!

Kitty Pryde, with Lockheed the Dragon, says, Don't Let the Brown Hair Fool You — Of Course I'm a F---ing Targaryen
Pencils & Inks: Paul Smith. Colors: Christina Strain. Art from 
cover to X-Men: Kitty Pryde — Shadow & Flame #1 © 2005 Marvel 
Characters. Kitty Pryde and Lockheed TM Marvel Characters. 
Targaryens created by and name TM George R.R. Martin. Kitty 
Pryde created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Lockheed 
created by Claremont and Smith. Text © 2013 Brian Saner Lamken.
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Roger Ebert 1942-2013

Roger Ebert in his office (1984)

It seems like just yesterday that I was reading Roger Ebert's "Leave of Presence" post, referencing the discovery of more cancer in his body — this, after he'd endured so much — and his promise to write about what he could, when he could, during treatment.

In fact, as I type these words, it was just yesterday.

Then I headed over to Mark Evanier's blog News from ME. After reading Mark's obit of Archie writer George Gladir, I refreshed the page and discovered his brief note on Ebert's passing. I said, out loud to nobody but myself and the computer screen, "Oh crap." Ebert's open letter, noting the 46th anniversary this week of his employment at The Chicago Sun-Times and looking ahead to an expansion of rogerebert.com and other ventures, hadn't sounded like the words of a man who expected to leave this world days later.

Hefti Hefti Hefti

Nana Nana Nana Nana Batman
Nana from Disney’s Peter Pan © 1953 Disney. 
Batman from Filmation’s The New Adventures of Batman © 1977 DC.
Pictogag created 2013 by Brian Saner Lamken.
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