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Doctober Spotlight – Doctor Hurt

At least Summer has released us from it’s sweaty grip and we are free to sit by evening fires and wear hoodies like real Americans. And to celebrate the arrival of October, we here at are throwing a Doctober shindig! A month loaded with spotlights on some of the finest fictional doctors ever to be created. So let’s get this ball rolling, huh?

I love Grant Morrison’s run on Batman. He pulls so much from the history of Batman and adds his fair share as well. And while villains like Professor Pyg, The Flamingo, and the Black Glove are all fascinating additions to the myth, they all pale in comparison to the primary antagonist of Morrison’s first four or so years on the book(s), Doctor Simon Hurt.


First appearing in Batman #156 way back in June 1963, the then-unnamed Doctor performed a sleep deprivation experiment on Batman. While at the time this character was meant to have been a benevolent throwaway medical professional, Morrison drew very heavily from the hallucinatory nature of that original appearance and threw the twist that this unnamed scientist was actually planting seeds for the greatest trials in all of Batman’s career.  Going Bat-Shit Crazy.

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Ep 138 – Hellfire Book Club Chapter 2 – E is for Excitement!

Join us once more in the hallowed halls of the Hellfire Book Club as we discuss the ins and outs of the X-Men. This time around Kang and Biff are joined once more by Rex Mason and Dutch Essex as well as newcomer Nick Nack Tabasco. The topic at hand? A fine question indeed! Tonight we discuss Grant Morrison’s early work on the New X-Men series. Enjoy!

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Evil Geek Book Report – All Star Superman

I’ve been a diehard Marvel Zombie ever since I was a kid, but lately I’ve been trying to expand my horizons and sample some of the goods over at the Distinguished Competition. Lord knows it’s not easy when most of the characters don’t appeal to you, even Batman. Yes, I said it. It’s not that I don’t like Batman (I am human after all), I just don’t LOVE him like everyone else seems to. Most of the stuff I’ve read with him has all been varying degrees of good and mediocre, some downright awful. But we’re not here today to discuss Batman, this is article is reserved for the Man Of Steel himself, Superman.

There’s not much that appeals to me about Superman as a character. I have no doubt though, that good Superman stories have been written, especially if it focuses on the burden and loneliness of being Superman and his complex psychological state. That I suppose, is what I’m most interested in. After having mostly good luck with Superman: Red Son (an Elseworlds tale reimaging baby Superman landing in Mother Russia rather than Kansas) I decided to check out one of the most highly acclaimed Superman stories, All Star Superman written by Grant Morrison. I have never read anything Morrison has done, but literally heard nothing but great things so I had pretty high hopes for this series.


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Evil Geeks Women’s History Month Warriors: Jean Grey

Hey there, gang! Continuing our Women’s History Month  feature, today we turn the spotlight over to the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters! Our honoree today is the first (and perhaps most notable) female student to attend the aforementioned institute; None other than Jean Grey, herself.

Jean Issue 1

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