Thursday, October 24, 2013


The City of Detroit’s trial to determine its eligibility for bankruptcy began yesterday. In sympathy with that good town’s struggles…

Monster-of-the-Week: …this week let’s honor the title menace, The Creature That Devoured Detroit, as pictured on the cover of Aquaman #56 (April 1971)…

I recently unearthed and reread my copy, confirming that the monster on the cover is disappointingly allegorical in the actual story. It’s irradiated algae from Lake Erie, hazardous but alas not anthropomorphized.

Anyway, it’s nice to see Aquaman including the Great Lakes, especially the one on the shores of which I grew up, on his beat.

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