Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Your Wednesday Sequence 42
This one earns its keep, folks. In the latest installment of my Robot 6 column, I used Joe Kubert's overpoweringly dark, occasionally outright disturbing run on DC's Hawkman comic as a springboard to discuss why Marvel is more popular than DC, how those eggheads who think comics are "modern myths" are onto something ever so rarely, where the real genesis point for superhero noir is, and the effects government censorship had on comics art. Plus I manage to throw in a Powr Mastrs comparison! For real though, those Kubert Hawkmans are a legitimately special, fascinating look into a path commercial comics left untaken -- so get over there and check it out, playboi!