Lazopril

Invented by 12 year old evil genius Oliver Watson (when he was much younger), Lazopril is a drug with a number of effects, including sudden uncontrollable flatulence and a rapid diminution of levels of hostility and motivation in those dosed with it. Watson has equipped his bodyguards with it, and they generally shoot it into those he designates in the form of tiny darts.

Unfortunately for Oliver, Lazopril also delays the beginning of one’s adolescent growth spurt by about three months for each dose – something Oliver only realised after mixing up the early batches without wearing gloves. If you should meet Oliver, do not make jokes about his height.

Accountability

Accountability is not a major feature of copyright law.

I know this, because within two days – weekend days at that – of me putting up my first creation here, I’ve received a takedown notice for it. Well, maybe.

Because what I’ve actually received is a email mentioning past takedown notices issued by HBO that apparently are related to my content. Which I’m certainly prepared to believe exist. But I don’t get to see them, apparently.

Not only that, but if my content – a shirt reading “You know less the Jon Snow” – is an infringement, I really have to wonder why searching for Jon Snow on RedBubble returns more than 300 other results, all of which apparently do not violate the same copyright, despite using very similar language, the same character name and in many cases, the same font.

I’m going to shut down my Redbubble store and take my business elsewhere.

So Redbubble: ten out of ten for your swift response here.

BUT MINUS SEVERAL MILLION FOR HYPOCRISY.

Winter is here

At least, it is in my part of the world, and with it comes two things: an end to Game of Thrones for the year, and a sudden realisation that I have only one hoodie, which is wearing out day by day.

It’s cold and getting colder, and I have only my wits to keep me warm. So I figure to show those wits on a range of merchandise at Exessentials on RedBubble, and hopefully stay a little warmer. I hope you get a chuckle from my creations :)

Incredulox

Sometimes employed by Larry Wilmore when stories get too hard to believe, Incredulox is an over the counter medication intended to make the implausible go down easy. (Ironically, the drug itself can be hard to swallow.)

The rather clumsy slogan of Incredulox is: “for when you simply cannot believe it, and it’s true, and you still can’t believe it.” This is one of the few run-on sentences ever to actually make it through the approvals process and actually get used as a slogan. The makers of Incredulox appear to have skimped on focus group spending.

The actual effectiveness of Incredulox is unclear, since it appears necessary to take very large doses in some cases.

Civil War

Civil War

One of those rare crossovers that really does change everything. Like, for example, the long-established personalities of various characters.

You can see where it fits into the larger timeline here.

The Road to Civil War:
New Avengers: Illuminati The Road to Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
New Warriors #1 [1] Civil War Prelude: New Warriors
New Warriors #2 Civil War Prelude: New Warriors
New Warriors #3 Civil War Prelude: New Warriors
New Warriors #4 Civil War Prelude: New Warriors
New Warriors #5 Civil War Prelude: New Warriors
New Warriors #6 Civil War Prelude: New Warriors
Fantastic Four #536 The Road to Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four #537 The Road to Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Amazing Spider-Man #529 The Road to Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Amazing Spider-Man #530 The Road to Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Amazing Spider-Man #531 The Road to Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
The Civil War:
Civil War #1 Civil War
She-Hulk #8 Civil War: Marvel Universe
She-Hulk, vol.4: Laws of Attraction
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Wolverine #42 Wolverine: Civil War
Civil War: X-Men
X-Factor #8 Civil War: X-Men Universe
X-Factor, vol.2: Life and Death Matters
Civil War: X-Men
New Avengers #21 New Avengers, vol.5: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Black Panther #17 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Front Line #1 Civil War: Front Line, Book 1
Civil War: Front Line
Amazing Spider-Man #532 The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Civil War #2 Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man #533 The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Civil War: Front Line #2 Civil War: Front Line, Book 1
Civil War: Front Line
Eternals #1 [2] Eternals
She-Hulk #9 She-Hulk, vol.4: Laws of Attraction
Thunderbolts #103 Civil War: Thunderbolts
Civil War: The Underside
New Avengers #22 New Avengers, vol.5: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Blade #4 Blade, vol.1: Undead Again
Sensational Spider-Man #28 Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Civil War: Spider-Man
X-Factor #9 Civil War: X-Men Universe
X-Factor, vol.2: Life and Death Matters
Civil War: X-Men
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, vol.2: Mystery Date
Civil War: Spider-Man
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #12 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, vol.2: Mystery Date
Civil War: Spider-Man
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, vol.2: Mystery Date
Civil War: Spider-Man
Civil War: Front Line #3 Civil War: Front Line, Book 1
Civil War: Front Line
Heroes For Hire #1 Civil War: Heroes for Hire
Civil War: The Underside
Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways #1 Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways #2 Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways #3 Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways #4 Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Thunderbolts #104 Civil War: Thunderbolts
Civil War: The Underside
Thunderbolts #105 Civil War: Thunderbolts
Civil War: The Underside
Cable & Deadpool #30 Civil War: X-Men Universe
Cable & Deadpool, vol.6: Paved with Good Intentions
Civil War: X-Men
Fantastic Four #538 Fantastic Four: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
New X-Men #28 New X-Men: Childhood’s End, vol.3
New X-Men #29 New X-Men: Childhood’s End, vol.3
New X-Men #30 New X-Men: Childhood’s End, vol.3
New X-Men #31 New X-Men: Childhood’s End, vol.3
New X-Men #32 New X-Men: Childhood’s End, vol.3
Black Panther #18 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Frontline #4 Civil War: Front Line, Book 1
Civil War: Front Line
Civil War: Choosing Sides #1 Civil War: Marvel Universe
Civil War: Front Line
Black Panther #19 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Iron Man #13 Iron Man: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Black Panther #20 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Front Line #5 Civil War: Front Line, Book 1
Civil War: Front Line
Sensational Spider-Man #29 Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-ManCivil War: Spider-Man
Sensational Spider-Man #30 Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Civil War: Spider-Man
Sensational Spider-Man #31 Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Civil War: Spider-Man
Eternals #3 [2] Eternals
Civil War #3 Civil War
Civil War #4 Civil War
Civil War: Front Line #6 Civil War: Front Line, Book 1
Civil War: Front Line
Eternals #5 [2] Eternals
Eternals #6 [2] Eternals
Cable & Deadpool #31 Civil War: X-Men Universe
Cable & Deadpool, vol.6: Paved with Good Intentions
Civil War: X-Men
Cable & Deadpool #32 Civil War: X-Men Universe
Cable & Deadpool, vol.6: Paved with Good Intentions
Civil War: X-Men
Wolverine #43 Wolverine: Civil War
Civil War: X-Men
Wolverine #44 Wolverine: Civil War
Civil War: X-Men
Wolverine #45 Wolverine: Civil War
Civil War: X-Men
Captain America #22 Captain America: Civil War
Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection
Civil War: Avengers
Captain America #23 Captain America: Civil War
Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection
Civil War: Avengers
Civil War: Front Line #7 Civil War: Front Line, Book 2
Civil War: Front Line
Amazing Spider-Man #534 The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Fantastic Four #539 Fantastic Four: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Black Panther #21 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Black Panther #22 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: X-Men #1 Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men #2 Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men #3 Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men #4 Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men
Heroes For Hire #2 Civil War: Heroes for Hire
Civil War: The Underside
Heroes For Hire #3 Civil War: Heroes for Hire
Civil War: The Underside
Ms. Marvel #6 Civil War: Ms. Marvel
Civil War: Avengers
Ms. Marvel #7 Civil War: Ms. Marvel
Civil War: Avengers
Ms. Marvel #8 Civil War: Ms. Marvel
Civil War: Avengers
New Avengers #23 New Avengers, vol.5: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
New Avengers #24 New Avengers, vol.5: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Civil War: The Return Civil War: Marvel Universe
Civil War: Front Line
Captain America/Iron Man: Casualties of War Iron Man: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Wolverine #46 Wolverine: Civil War
Civil War: X-Men
Wolverine #47 Wolverine: Civil War
Civil War: X-Men
Black Panther #23 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Captain America #24 Captain America: Civil War
Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection
Civil War: Avengers
Civil War: Front Line #8 Civil War: Front Line, Book 2
Civil War: Front Line
Wolverine #48 Wolverine: Civil War
Civil War: X-Men
Fantastic Four #540 [3] Fantastic Four: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Amazing Spider-Man #535 [3] The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Civil War #5 Civil War
Punisher War Journal #1 Punisher War Journal, vol.1: Civil War
Civil War: The Underside
Fantastic Four #541 Fantastic Four: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: War Crimes #1 Civil War: War Crimes
Civil War: The Underside
Civil War: Front Line #9 Civil War: Front Line, Book 2
Civil War: Front Line
Moon Knight #7 Moon Knight, vol.2: Midnight Sun
Civil War: The Underside
Moon Knight #8 Moon Knight, vol.2: Midnight Sun
Civil War: The Underside
Moon Knight #9 Moon Knight, vol.2: Midnight Sun
Civil War: The Underside
Moon Knight #10 Moon Knight, vol.2: Midnight Sun
Civil War: The Underside
Fantastic Four #542 Fantastic Four: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Amazing Spider-Man #536 The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Iron Man #14 Iron Man: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #14 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, vol.2: Mystery Date
Civil War: Spider-Man
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #15 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, vol.2: Mystery Date
Civil War: Spider-Man
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #16 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, vol.2: Mystery DateCivil War: Spider-Man
Blade #5 Blade, vol.1: Undead Again
Civil War: X-Men
Sensational Spider-Man #32 Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Civil War: Spider-Man
Sensational Spider-Man #33 Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Civil War: Spider-Man
Sensational Spider-Man #34 Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Civil War: Spider-Man
Winter Solider: Winter Kills #1 Captain America: Civil War
Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection
Civil War: Avengers
Amazing Spider-Man #537 The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Black Panther #24 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Punisher War Journal #2 Punisher War Journal, vol.1: Civil War
Civil War: The Underside
Civil War #6 Civil War
Punisher War Journal #3 Punisher War Journal, vol.1: Civil War
Civil War: The Underside
Thunderbolts #106 [4] Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols
Thunderbolts #107 [4] Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols
Thunderbolts #108 [4] Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols
Thunderbolts #109 [4] Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols
New Avengers #25 New Avengers, vol.5: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Civil War: Front Line #10 Civil War: Front Line, Book 2
Civil War: Front Line
Civil War #7 Civil War
Epilogues and Spinoffs:
Black Panther #25 Black Panther: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Amazing Spider-Man #538 The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Civil War: Spider-Man
Amazing Spider-Man #539 [5] Spider-Man: Back in Black
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5
Fantastic Four #543 Fantastic Four: Civil War
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Front Line #11 Civil War: Front Line, Book 2
Civil War: Front Line
Ghost Rider #8 Ghost Rider, vol.2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze
Civil War: The Underside
Ghost Rider #9 Ghost Rider, vol.2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze
Civil War: The Underside
Ghost Rider #10 Ghost Rider, vol.2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze
Civil War: The Underside
Ghost Rider #11 Ghost Rider, vol.2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze
Civil War: The Underside
Captain America #25 The Death of Captain America, vol.1: The Death of the Dream
Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection
Civil War: Avengers
Civil War: Fallen Son #1 Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Civil War: Fallen Son #2 Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Civil War: Fallen Son #3 Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Civil War: Fallen Son #4 Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Civil War: The Initiative #1 Civil War: Marvel Universe
Civil War: Avengers
Civil War: The Confession Iron Man: Civil War
Civil War: Avengers
Civil War: Fallen Son #5 Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Eternals #7 [2] Eternals
The Order #1 The Order, vol.1: The Next Right Thing
Omega Flight #1 Omega Flight: Alpha to Omega
Mighty Avengers #1 Mighty Avengers, vol.1: The Ultron Initiative
Avengers: The Initiative #1 Avengers: The Initiative, vol.1: Basic Training

 

Footnotes:

  1. Not originally considered a part of Civil War but recently re-issued as a prequel series.
  2. The Eternals series is not bannered as a crossover, but clearly takes place during Civil War.
  3. Fantastic Four #540 and Amazing Spider-Man #535 also cross over with each other.
  4. Takes place during Civil War but is not bannered as a crossover.
  5. This is the fist issue of the Back in Black crossover storyline.