ITEM! Did J.R.R. Tolkien misogynistically base one of his hobbits on an early women's rights campaigner?
ITEM! Bill Schelly, the foremost chronicler of comics fandom of the 1960s and 70s, passed away this week. Schelly was a regular contributor to Alter-Ego mag and the author of several books focused on comics fandom and creators, including James Warren, John Stanley and Joe Kubert. He'll be much missed. Mark Evanier has a tribute here. And here's another tribute, from Nick Caputo.