New Book Alert: August 12-16, 2019

My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.

Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World by Neil Shister (Counterpoint Press; on sale July 30, 2019): I assume at Burning Man everybody’s rich enough to be clothed in “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” And now some for state approved debauchery! #NewBookAlert for August 12, 2019.

Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over The World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics by J. Brian O’Roark (Oxford University Press; on sale May 21, 2019): Turns out the Wu-Tang are right: Cash Rules Everything Around Me. Even Superman is bound by that “law.” #NewBookAlert for August 13, 2019.

Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox by Jennifer DeRoss (Pulp Hero Press; Biography on sale August 2, 2019): Gardner Fox introduced the Multiverse concept to DC Comics. The crazy thing is…that ain’t his only contribution to comics!! Forgotten All-Star covers his incredible contributions to our comics! Dude’s cool. #NewBookAlert for August 14, 2019.

The Archie Art of Francesco Francavilla by Francesco Francavilla (Archie Comics; Art on sale August 20, 2019): Francesco Francavilla is one of the reasons why Afterlife with Archie had/has so much life. The comic book’s outstanding. Thankfully this is Volume 1 as this book will leave you with a Hunger for more. Out now from and bonus fun: you can get it at your LCS. #NewBookAlert for August 15, 2019.

Know-It-All Society: Truth and Arrogance in Political Culture by Michael P. Lynch (Liveright Publishing Corporation; on sale August 13, 2019): Anger without facts and knowledge is not potent: it’s just ego. Which is what we (sadly) have with Twitter. #NewBookAlert for August 16, 2019.


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