Monthly Archives: June 2017
No pants necessary
The Spectre wears a green Speedo over bare, pasty white skin. And he is scary as shit, man.
A Marvel guy, a DC guy, and an Image guy walk into a comic book store
Everyone’s life is more structurally framed than they think. Consider the humble comic book store.
In the one-step-removed setting of the original Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the president of the United States is the geriatric Richard Nixon in 1985, evidently president-for-life. In one respect, it’s not as fantastic as it seems: Ronald Reagan (born 1911) was actually older than Nixon (born 1913), thus “this geezer in the White House” as depicted in the comic – set in 1985, published in 1986 – was literally happening.