A Mite More on ‘Mazing Man
I wish that I had time to write a huge piece on ‘Mazing Man (yeah, well, maybe you would, Fiore, if you’d stop going bonkers in your own comment-threads!)… I re-iterate that I think it’s a wonderful series, and I will write about it someday (gotta get through Cerebus first though! Palnu Trilogy tomorrow–for sure!)
Right now, though–I just wanted to remark upon an interesting subplot, involving dog-faced comic book writer Denton’s proxy “Barker”, in the interpolated Zoot Sputnick tales (perfectly pencilled by puckish Fred Hembeck), which anticipates a lot of what Grant Morrison later did in Animal Man! Of course, the heart of this series is elsewhere (in the ensemble-cast wonderment generated by ‘Maze, Denton, KP, Eddie, Brenda, and even good ol’ Guido)–and Morrison’s real achievement was to use this kind of whimsical fourth-wall breaking as a base of operations from which to stage a genuinely affective assault upon the reader’s emotions and mind… so I’m not really comparing the two…but still–you’ll see what I mean if you check out this page (drawn by Stephen DeStefano & scripted by Bob Rozakis):
okay! schoolwork beckons!
Good Afternoon Friends!