Oct. 10th, 2010

ejne7: Comic art illustration of a Latina cop (Default)
Thanks to my esteemed colleagues at Hive Mind Comics, I've started reading Ex Machina. As a big Wildstorm and BKV nerd this is an embarrassing admission in October of 2010. I've been busy, all right? Vaughan hits a lot of my comics-should-be-good hot buttons - characters who are likeable while still being high-functioning assholes; characters who have actual friends - and why is this so rare in all fiction?; storylines that open with mayoral elections. (I read too much James Ellroy at too impressionable an age. As far as I'm concerned, you only really got a story if you're in a grimy alleyway papered with faded campaign posters and paved with even-more-faded dreams. And crack.) But the thing I want to talk about here's the way he delivers one of my all-time favourite fiction tropes: the ambiguous event.
Read more... )

April 2011

S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
101112131415 16
17181920212223
24252627282930

Style Credit

Page generated Jun. 23rd, 2017 01:55 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags

Page Summary