- CBR has a good interview with Paul Pope up right now. Pope, if you don’t know, has his hand in alotta cookie jars: graphics design, comics writing, comics art, fashion design, DJ’ing, concert posters, and more. Here’s an example of his work:
- Relatedly, Bleeding Cool has a very smart review (written by one Mark Allen Haverty) of the new Uncanny X-Men #1. Haverty, likening the cover art to that of Soviet propaganda, delves into the new political overtones of the series; something he greatly welcomes.
“The political overtones begin almost immediately in this book. We have Utopia closed off from the world by order of King Namor, yet the X-Men are free to travel throughout San Francisco, where they serve as a police force that answers to no one but themselves. Shortly thereafter, on Utopia, we have Cyclops, the mutant Mao, dubbing his core group of X-Men his “Extinction Team,” the team he feels truly deserves the title of, “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” clearly perturbed that the Avengers seem to have that mantle. However, the name “Extinction Team” has nothing heroic associated with it, but it is filled with political overtones; rather than a simple branding of the team identity, this name is a strong statement to the rest of the world. This statement Cyclops would have us believe is about showing the world that they are the ones repeatedly saving them from extinction, but the reality is that this name will only be seen by baseline humans as a threat, that the team’s name comes from their goal of extinction for the non-mutants. Further, in comparing Utopia to a rogue state like North Korea or Iraq until its previous regime, Cyclops is indeed welcoming that association.“
- Here’s a dissertation from a Florida University professor, 1955, titled: Comic Books: A Teacher’s Analysis.
- I’m going to be getting a stack of comics tomorrow, so I’ll probably be reviewing one or two of them. The thing is, I only read comics I like. I don’t just buy anything, so normally I (at the very least) enjoy what I get.