Matt Bors
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If you want to find your particular version of events surrounding 9/11 in comic format, you have a lot of options these days. The government's official line, The 9/11 Commission Report, was adapted into the graphic novel format all the kids are talking about. A recent 9/11 coloring book allows you bring to life an image of a SEAL operative shooting Bin Laden as he grabs his niqab-covered wife to catch the bullet--an early report proven to be false. "This is history. It is absolutely factual," says the publisher. Rick Veitch adds his own version of facts to the pile with The Big Lie, a comic in the Truther mold. A longtime luminary in American comics, Veitch is responsible for runs on Swamp Thing and scathing superhero satires like Brat Pack. Here, what he intends as an engaging way to raise serious questions turns out to be unintentionally funny--if I didn't know better I'd be tempted to say it's a parody of moralizing, over-the-top Jack Chick comics. [Read the rest at Cartoon Movement.]
09.12.2011 |