July 16th, 2007

writing rengeek stratford man

I can has title.

We seem to have an official title for the third Promethean Age book, which means I need to go update my website.

The first half of The Stratford Man, fondly known as Will & Kit's Bogus Journey, is hereby officially dubbed Ink and Steel.

Hopefully this will be its last title...
comics invisibles lord fanny

"The perfect fascist state needs to operate in conditions of perpetual warfare."

Book reports # 52, 53, 54, 55: Grant Morrison, The Invisibles: Bloody Hell in America; Counting to None; Kissing Mister Quimper; The Invisible Kingdom

One of the things that I very much like about this series is the way even the servants of evil wind up humanized and--after a fashion--sympathetic. Or, some of them, at least. Some of them are a bit more irredeemable. I do find the narrative a bit repetitive and fragmented in places, and it suffers from that same problem that so many fictions that hang themselves on a big metaphysical reveal at the end suffer from: the Awful Troof is almost always either somewhat predictable, or a bit of a letdown. (I had this problem with Vellum too, which is a similarly fragmented story with a similar Big Reveal. Which I also loved a lot.

And still the best one-liners in the business. Even if it is trying a bit too hard by the end, and there are only so many eviscerations one comic book can sustain before they start to become a bit tiresome.

Also, Lord Fanny is my hero. Ine.