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Local Book Notes: Black Chicago Girl Magic

"Marvel, purveyor of superhero franchises, has given two vocal and constantly sparring online communities a new reason to wage battle this week by changing the gender, age and race of a canonical comic book character," CBC News reports.

"Whether or not the fans were flamed on purpose is up for debate - but what's certain is that Iron Man will soon be a 15-year-old black girl from Chicago."


Changing The MCU.


Slow Roll Cartoonist
"Over time, the greats of past generations can be forgotten without a trace. John T. McCutcheon, a Lafayette native and highly successful cartoonist, seems to be one of those whose contributions during the Great Depression are largely lost. Author Tony Garel-Frantzen hopes to bring his legacy back, documenting his small-town upbringings and his path to prestige in the big city of Chicago."

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McCutcheon's Dog.


Oak Park's Little Free Library War
"This gift from my wife was supposed to be harmless fun - but now when people stop, all I feel is dread."


The Life And Times Of A Legend


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Posted on July 8, 2016

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