Popular Science, July 1973
Detective Grey. Genius . The Comic book. 1 issue each week of August.
Look what came in the mail today. Can’t wait to read it!
#ThroughTheWoods by @emilyterrible
A comiXologist Recommends:
Jonah Chuang recommends The Sandman: Overture #3
Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III’s The Sandman: Overture is the kind of series that you have to sit down and absorb in order to appreciate it fully. The art is mind-blowingly detailed and expansive, and the content of the story is cerebral and rich.
This series is the prequel to the acclaimed original Sandman series from way back in 1991. In the beginning of that story, the protagonist, Dream of the Endless (the lord, master and literal embodiment of dreams), is returning to Earth, exhausted from a long battle when he is caught in a trap by a mediocre human sorcerer and kept prisoner for a long time, causing all kinds of problems. This story is the story of the epic battle and it so far it has been exactly that: epic.
In the first two issues, Dream encounters his alternate selves and learns of his death and the existence of a “mad star” (like the Sun, but crazy) that’s poised to destroy the universe. As a result, Dream must go stop this star, as, apparently, it is his fault that it’s mad to begin with.
In this issue, Dream goes over to the place where none of the Endless can go and then goes in anyway. Partnered with a giant cat version of yourself, Dream walks through a lawless land of dangerous criminals and murderers looking for answers. The story takes on a fantasy space western feel, which is actually pretty big right now.
J.H. Williams III’s art is nuts, and perfect for this book. There’s no other way to describe it except imagination made physical. There are also a bunch of little familiar nuggets in this story that make you want to go back and read the original series again and rediscover the magic all over again.
Jonah Chuang is a Production Coordinator Assistant. He is very much looking forward to seeing the footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
This is your moment to invite that lost, lonely girl from your past in, and take care of her, and show her love for the first time. This is a moment that separates you from seventy percent of the people out there. This is the moment that you choose feelings over the need to tell an easy story, blame the enemy, shut out the past, control the future. This is the moment you admit that you still have sadness and fear inside you, that you are NOT in mint condition, that you can’t simply be placed behind glass, free from further injury.
So this week’s Super Opinionated Power Club didn’t have anything in the “Made Me Cry” category but I hadn’t read this yet, so.
Do you ever feel you write for external validation? Is it always intrinsically motivated masturbation as David Foster Wallace suggests? If I'm starting out as a writer, is it ok that I want to publicize my work or does that mean I lack integrity?
Chris Houston Answer:
Let’s just say that David was enormously accurate in his essay about the motivation to write. No one has said it better.