Jason Grote vs. DOME DOLL

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Jason Grote on a panel from MACHINE MAN (1978)

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A brutality so extreme as to border on black comedy.

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“So! They laugh at my boner, will they?”

“Right now I’d wash my face with the sourest milk in the world!”

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Calling All Boys!

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“I must wear a different-colored Batman costume each night!”

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“So hurry up already!”

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No Swimming!

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“I bet this frisbee flips out Veronica on her birthday!”

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“Did you have any trouble rescuing me?”

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“Let’s hit the cobbles — and rap!”

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“Why are you standing while eating, Lois?”

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“Batman’s doing his best to sound gay, but…”

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“Robin — what have I done to you?”

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Frederick Wertham wasn’t wrong…

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No one personified the knotty relationship between comedy and brutality quite like…

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If there were to be a patron saint for misfit smart kids…

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Writing in 1949, Philip Rahv divided American literature into volatile, rebellious “redskins”…

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In his error, performance art was born.

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK (1899-1980) was schooled in the genre conventions of the English…

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As a kid, my upbringing pulled me in divergent directions: on my…

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The biography of ROBERT A. HEINLEIN (1907-88) firmly places Golden-Age SF on…

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My heart still skips a beat when I look at old Rolling…