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Fri, October 19th, 2001
- Issue #40
A couple of ruminations this week, from Our Man Lar, detailing what ancillary merchandise has got to do with anything, how Spider-man first climbed up Half Dome in Yosemite, and what Mike Allred says about comic books.
Fri, October 12th, 2001
- Issue #39
This week, Larry ponders the problem: how to make better a world where evil brings triumph, and virtue, none at all? The answer: responsibility in Art.
Fri, October 5th, 2001
- Issue #38
This week, Larry and new AVENGERS artist Kieron Dwyer have lunch and talk acting, plankton, and comic book production.
Fri, September 28th, 2001
- Issue #37
This week, Larry sees a stylish rebirth of hackneyed science fiction, a "fixing" of a concept that wasn't really broken in the first place, and makes a bet with one of you folks reading this right this very second.
Fri, September 21st, 2001
- Issue #36
This week, Larry washes ashore on the Island of Misfit Ideas, and bravely shows us what happened when he tried to shoehorn old Kirby into the late Nineties.
Fri, September 14th, 2001
- Issue #35
The difference between last week and this week.
Fri, September 7th, 2001
- Issue #34
How Marvel is like a pretty girl at a crosswalk, an entertaining website featuring its content on .pdfs, a cocktail at a comic shop, and Microsoft.
Fri, August 31st, 2001
- Issue #33
Livin' on Internet Time/Livin' on Internet time/Gonna set my watch back to it/'Cause you know that I been through it/Livin' on Internet time...
Fri, August 24th, 2001
- Issue #32
This week, a little peek behind the curtain, as Larry tells what cutting granite has to do with comic book discussion on the Internet.
Fri, August 17th, 2001
- Issue #31
This week, Larry throws down a comic book marketing gauntlet while simultaneously weaving a metaphor about fifths of liquor and neighborhood alley cats.
Fri, August 10th, 2001
- Issue #30
This week, Larry weaves together a cautionary tale of common sense, the Oakland Raiders, rabid politicians, and the Ministry of Space.
Fri, August 3rd, 2001
- Issue #29
The First Rule of Specialty Retail: For the Love of God, Don't Turn Your Brain Off; Customers Will Stop Giving You Money
Fri, July 27th, 2001
- Issue #28
Larry gives you a quick run-down of the real heroes of San Diego, and casts doubt on the structural integrity of Joe Quesada's skull.
Fri, July 13th, 2001
- Issue #27
There's a chimpanzee at the dinner table, there's a fond remembrance of 1970s shampoo ads, and there's the one thing every person reading this can do to single-handedly double the amount of people reading comic books.
Fri, July 6th, 2001
- Issue #26
It's not exactly a secret how the world works. Want to make a positive change? This week, the answer's in the last sentence.
Fri, June 29th, 2001
- Issue #25
In which we find ol' Lar finally answering the age-old question "Where do you get your ideas?" Of course, the answer is not where you think.
Fri, June 22nd, 2001
- Issue #24
Monthly comic book issues, versus trade paperbacks and original graphic novels? Which one is a librarian gonna stock? Plus, Larry shows the love to comics people who Get It.
Fri, June 15th, 2001
- Issue #23
Actually getting your comics doesn't have to be a difficult process. Bring the kids indoors and keep 'em away from the windows, because ol' Lar here is in a mood.
Fri, June 8th, 2001
- Issue #22
A mainstream comic store? Can such a thing exist? Larry finds one in his own hometown.
Fri, June 1st, 2001
- Issue #21
Finally, after much cajoling, Larry stops being subtle and just comes right out and gives up THE SECRET OF SUCCESS IN COMICS.
Fri, May 25th, 2001
- Issue #20
This week, ol' Lar pops the top on a coupla brews and sits down with his pal Joe Casey, who talks about the Internet, creator-owned comics, and.. oh, yeah; The X-Men and Superman.
Fri, May 18th, 2001
- Issue #19
Can you believe it? This week, Larry writes about Las Vegas, and doesn't mention Robert Urich even once. Plus, the one thing that has to happen to save the comics industry.
Fri, May 11th, 2001
- Issue #18
This week, ol' Lar reminds you that there are human faces behind your superhuman adventures.
Fri, May 4th, 2001
- Issue #17
This week we see exactly why Larry loves comics and how the "new deal" comes to the forefront. And no mention of the winner of "Survivor," because, frankly, Lar's a little steamed Elisabeth got voted off so soon.
Fri, April 27th, 2001
- Issue #16
There's a fifth taste that most aren't aware of and Larry's found that comics could use a dash of it, plus Mike Brennan's 'Electric Girl' gets a looking at.
Fri, April 20th, 2001
- Issue #15
This week, Larry stuns the comic book world by publicly proclaiming his deep-seated and long-standing love for Marvel. The heavens shall be rent asunder! Plus, a modest proposal.
Fri, April 13th, 2001
- Issue #14
A dash of this, a pinch of that, let simmer, stirring occasionally; this is the recipe for Larry's latest ruminations.
Fri, April 6th, 2001
- Issue #13
Larry opines on Jackson Pollock, recalls advertising and marketing as his first job out of college, and throws down a gauntlet to folks making comics.
Fri, March 30th, 2001
- Issue #12
An argument is made for graphic novels over the more pedestrian monthly books. You may blame Larry, as does everyone else.
Fri, March 23rd, 2001
- Issue #11
In Maui, Larry sees three little girls buy comics, realizes that everything old is new again, and does a 38.2 mile bike ride down a volcano.
Fri, March 16th, 2001
- Issue #10
Why Larry loves his TiVo, why he doesn't really care for Napster one way or the other, and why Oni Press rocks him like a hurricane.
Fri, March 9th, 2001
- Issue #9
What makes a good comic? What is "terroir"? What is "arete"? What's Socrates got to do with it, got to do with it?
Fri, March 2nd, 2001
- Issue #8
This week, good things come to those who wait. Napa Valley wine, a centrifuge, and American Zen figure prominently.
Fri, February 23rd, 2001
- Issue #7
Do you love comics? So does Larry Young; here's exactly why. Plus, a visit to the principal's office, comic book conventions, and Avengers #119.
Fri, February 16th, 2001
- Issue #6
A most curious tale in which we find the comic book industry to be like a dead cat.
Fri, February 9th, 2001
- Issue #5
Being a most curious tale in which we find out that while you may get what you want, you may not like it.
Fri, February 2nd, 2001
- Issue #4
In which we find out exactly what a Minister of Propaganda does, and what the most important feature of a comic shop is.
Fri, January 26th, 2001
- Issue #3
In which we find "My God, it's full of stars" takes on a double meaning while wearing spacesuits in Los Angeles.
Fri, January 19th, 2001
- Issue #2
Larry reacts to the recent Spider-Man news and gives Marvel some free marketing ideas.
Fri, January 12th, 2001
- Issue #1
Larry Young begins his new column here at CBR, Loose Cannon, with a bit of an introduction and a discussion of the "New Expert."