Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Medicine man: My new favorite semi-comics blog is, I think, Polite Dissent, written by Scott, a comics fan and board-certified family practice physician. Scattered among entries about politics and medicine are great assessments of comics storylines with medical elements or premises, such as The Avengers' "Red Zone" arc or Dr. Mid-Nite's surgery scenes in JSA. Scott (I don't see his last name anywhere) picks nits, pointing out when a bacterium is mistakenly referred to as a virus, or that Mid-Nite's operating room is something less than sterile. I'm a sucker for things like that.

Think of it as "The Law Is A Ass" for the medical set. It's a fun read.