The new Comics Journal is now out. I don’t have anything in this one, but Tom Crippen has another installment of his post-human review column, this one about several books about the comic-book industry. This paragraph leapt out at me:
I mentioned creepiness. Reading these books you start feeling like the only person at a party, like a stranded explorer in a lost city. No one else has read this text: You’ve zigged where the rest of the world has zagged. Your mind starts to fret. How did the text get here — why? The words, look how their formations resemble paragraphs. And each sentence begins with a capital letter, ends directly against a question mark, an exclamation point, two exclamation points, sometimes a period. It’s as if some sort of shaping intelligence… “With Weisinger’s retirement, the Silver Age Superman was given a sendoff in ‘Whatever Happened to the Man of Steel?’ — a two-part story written by Alan Moore and drawn by Curt Swan.” Or maybe not — considering that it was Julius Schwartz who retired at that time and the story was called “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow.”
Bill Randall has some short reviews as well…plus non-Hooded people have written things in it too. So check it out!