With the conversation about Action Comics #900 still going strong, a new debate begins about Captain America in Secret Avengers #12.1 and its references to events surrounding Wikileaks. And today, Wikileaks took notice. But politics in comics didn’t begin when Clark Kent started taking on wartime topics for the Daily Planet in the 1940s, and it won’t end after the last book examining the political influence of V for Vendetta is written. So where does that leave us today? Let’s find out…
Most-Read Comic Stories Today:
Artist Francis Manapul didn’t draw last week’s issue of Flash, Scott Kolins did, despite Francis being listed in the solicitions, and the book having been rescheduled after previous issues were late. Francis is also no longer listed on upcoming issues, which has caused some pained internet discussion.
Over a number of years I have exposed the crimes of one Josh Hoopes of California in the comic book industry. Initially his scam was to both post and answer “artist wanted” ads. He would quote very low prices to writers and publishers to provide work, and very high prices to artists looking for work. He would get the artist to work from the script he got from the writer/publisher and begin forwarding the pages. He would demand money from the writer/publisher to keep delivering pages, but none of that would reach the real artist. He would then vanish with the money. The artist was never paid and would give it up as a bad job. The publisher would possibly have an incomplete work, some went so far as to publish it, only to be confronted by the real artist asking where their money was.
So, Superman may not stand for America anymore. But it seems that Captain America doesn’t stand for Truth either. And as for Justice, well that’s debatable.
Most Read TV/Film Stories Today:
The story in which Superman announces he is to renounce his American citizenship, in Action Comics #900 has received all sorts of publicity this week. And led DC Comics to issue a press release indicating that the story wasn’t going to be followed up on. Not in the comics anyway.
Another script from Tarantino, another hand written cover page. And notice how recently this draft was completed?
A terribly spoilery piece for the episode of Doctor Who that aired earlier this evening on BBC1. If you wish to remain spoiler free, I would recommend turning around right now…