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Friday, August 12, 2005

Super Sized

If you delve through the full spectrum of western comics past and present you can find plenty of well written, well drawn, mature stories about many and varied subjects, featuring excellent characters, so on and so forth. However, the vast bulk of western comics concern super heroes (though there are mountains of material in other genres these days, past or present) and you can often find something that typifies exactly why superhero comics are labeled as adolescent power fantasies: super strength required for a pair of rather obvious reasons. Jim Lee, ladies and gentleman. A very competent comics artist, shaper of the early 90s comics art style and easy way to shift a good 200,000 comics in the US. Also a big fan of cheesecake. Original Newsarama piece can be found here, with accompanying comments for your amusement.

Posted by Alex Hopkinson @ 7:01 PM


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