Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Bam, Pow. Etc.

In this post-Watchmen-film era, with a whole subculture finally able to exhale (and, possibly, roll their eyes) in unison, the usual mutterings in the common press have risen. What to read next, perhaps comics are acceptable, who Alan Moore is and why he's clever. I joined in, writing an article on music and comics for my beloved Redbrick. Wherein, I compare Alphabeat to Spider-man; kiss relevant, talented arses; say a few things I already regret (not proud of the phrase "mainstream dirge".)
But I digress: I really enjoyed doing the "research" on this one, ans am pretty proud of it, in general, though it's not as pretty online as it is on the page.
And, okay, I used the phrase "post-Watchmen" with deliberate pretention up there. I had a brief moment of reckless optimism the other day: this is getting comics into peoples' hands, and for a film that's not doing that extraordinarily well, it feels like Watchmen is a bit ubiquitous at the moment: in all the bookshops, especially. I don't think I'm one of those comics fans who is too bothered (anymore) about the medium having any kind of credibility, but I have to admit, the idea felt nice.
On reflection, I think I was just being silly, though.

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Videogames, film, music, comics: feed them into the Alex-Spencer machine and out come neat little articles. Like the ones you're looking at here.