Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    Hey, Braveheart was a historical drama that had very little historical accuracy. Check out the IMDb website.

  2. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    My theory is that any written history is hard to trust- even if it’s being written down as it happens it can still be filtered through Point Of View and Agenda. And any Hollywood version of history- even if its something that happened within the last couple of years- is suspect. We know what the Hollywood agenda is- and it’s not that accuracy makes good popcorn moments.

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    J.R.R. Tolkien pretended that all his Middle Earth stories were translations of historical events. I suspect there’s history that we learned in school that’s just as imaginary.

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ALthough it’s probably a safe bet that Lincoln did not really fight vampires… more likely that would have been Grant.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    I went looking for references to Khrushchev banging his shoe at the UN. Believe it or not … despite the fact that the session was filmed .. despite the presence of numerous delegates.. no-one can confirm whether he banged his shoe at the UN!

  6. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I thought A. Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was based on the O’Reilly book.

  7. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    Yes, I officially thanked all my Canadian friends for that.

  8. RockChalkJayhawk

    RockChalkJayhawk said, about 1 year ago

    I can neither confirm nor deny that the incident took place.

  9. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    For another history lesson, Maria can watch “The Savage Curtain” and see President Lincoln team up with Captain James T. Kirk.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    For history it is a good idea to use more than one source. Also good to even go after the ones not official since some of the official sources and accepted could be dead wrong. Not always but it should be done.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @ottod

    Sadly that book is still on the Best Sellar lists even though it was panned by historians.
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    I liked it that the author of “Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” still worked hard to make it congruent with real history and Abe’s own personal history.

  12. dawnsfire

    dawnsfire said, about 1 year ago

    someone said “The past is what happened, but history is what’s written down.”
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    And as a corollary “The victors write the history books.”
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    (or words to that effect)

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dawnsfire

    Loser write their own version of history. The winners’ history is what’s taught in the well-to-do schools. The losers’ history is what keeps grudges and feuds going for generations.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @dawnsfire

    Just imagine things from your own life and how different they would be if they were recreated.

  15. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Well- I’ve come close. I’ve given interviews to newspapers that promptly got things wrong, even though they appeared to be taking notes. Years ago, when I was working on the Rugrats strip, I did a comic store appearance in Western PA. I made it pretty clear that I was one of many artist and writers who worked on spin-off projects- and that I did not work on the TV show. Of course, when the article appeared the morning of the signing, they announced that I was the Rugrats’ creator. Um…oops.

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