Page 32 is now up and in the places that you would usually expect it.
Now I want to use this spot one my comic's website to talk about another comic, Y The Last Man.
Comics have a hard time folks. I don't mean the people creating them (Although creating them is pretty tough), but I'm talking about the way they're precived. The master status that they've had for years, decades to be more exact, is that they're only an outlet for the superhero genre. I haven't done a lot of international research on this topic but I'm betting it's mostly an American problem. Go to anyone you pass by in your day to day routine and ask them what the first things that come to mind when they hear the term comics or comic books and most of them will say Superman, Batman, Spideman, or characters of the like from the two big comics publishers. Although you might get a few propel there who mention Charlie Brown or Calvin and Hobbes.
Now I'm sure if you're reading this that you're smart enough to know that comics can do so much more than superhero stories. Yet when I hear people say "I'm not really into comics." I can't help but think that they're really referring to the genre's I've mentioned. They just need to find a different comic and story being to show them that the story being told is just as important, if not more important than the form it's being told in. After reading the first two volumes of Y The Last Man. I feel like this could be that comic for so many people (Well... Streets of Galsha first then this comic :-p).
For anyone unfamiliar with this comic, the premise is that though some freak reason, all the male mammals on planet earth die simultaneously, except for a young man named Yorick Brown and his new pet helper monkey in training and they have to figure out why that happened. While the hook of the series is a very interesting "What if?" story, what's really interesting is what this series tells us about ourselves. It shows how we have created a pretty unfair world for women over the centuries. Since all the other characters other than Yorick are women they are defined by their distinct character traits and not their gender roles.
The series is written by Brian K. Vaughan who came from working on a lot if television and the comic can can have the feeling of a TV show, but is that necessarily a bad thing? I would like people who have never read a comic before to try this and it would be more accessible to them if it bared similarities to something else they might already be familiar with.
So yea in loving this comic so far, I might post about it again for the middle and ending of the series.
Thanks for reading