Sunday, November 07, 2004

From the "wish I said it" file

Paul McEnery says a lot of things I wish I said. His comics analysis is kind of like my taste + love of Ellis + extremely erudite explanations. Case in point, his JLA: Classified message:

Gorilla Grodd is rabid islamic extremism. Note the reference to beheadings, hostage taking, and desire to destroy westen civilization (er, I mean the entire human race).The Ultramarines are militaristic western response: big tech, big guns, charge in blazing without considering the ground situation first. Now they're quagmired.The JLA is off in another galaxy, paying no attention to the ground situation either, much to Batman's disgust. They're the UN.In the background, you've got Nebulon (bit of a reference to The Defenders there?) playing a very dark game, intending to leave a pile of skulls for his Queen, and extend the control of the Vampire Sun.So Nebulon is Grant's latest reference to Yog-Sothoth/Sublime, the ultimate Satanic evil, manipulating a situation to create lots of death and destruction, utilizing an aggressive bad guy and the short-sightedness of an overconfident, and overaggressive bunch of good guys.Mind, I reckon he'll find a few twists in the set-up once we're on to see the JLA in action in what very much looks like Nebulon's patch.

Love that Paul McEnery.


At 2:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, comment on mike allred's mormon book please. interested to hear your takeon it.

At 6:52 AM, Blogger Joe Rice said...

Haven't read it yet. To be honest, I'm not all that jazzed yet. Especially with Locas unfinished. That book is fucking amazing.


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