Comic books bonanza

Read Abu Aardvark on the the Green Lantern and Ultimates 2 and Sandmonkey on the Israeli mutant in the X-Men. Clearly there's a correlation between an interest in Middle East politics and an interest in comic books -- a taste for high-action drama, perhaps?

When you're done, if you're lucky enough to have access to it, watch the Tintin documentary tonight on PBS, or just drool over the trailer.


Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,