Limited time, I know.

*Yeah, I'll have my usual Monday post up in a few hours, but I might as well direct you to my latest column, now in its regular timeslot - expect new installments every two weeks.

The topic this time out is XIII, the megahit Belgian comic turned made-for-television miniseries, which you can now watch online via Hulu, if you so choose. Also: jokes about cake, tollbooths, Fist of the North Star and many other things that are very relevant to a discussion of one vaunted comics tradition's success failing to translate to a separate culture's funnybook environment. Enjoy!