It’s all in the costume

March 13th, 2008 by

The New Yorker has an interesting essay by Michael Chabon, the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. He talks about superhero costumes and what they signify, but what really got me in the essay is how many names of super-heroes he drops. This man knows his comics, which I suspected after reading Kavalier & Clay, but this goes beyond that. This tells me he can hold his own at any comic book convention he might attend. He is one of us.

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2 Responses to “It’s all in the costume”

  1. Martin Says:

    You neglected to notice (or anyway comment on) the awesome cartoon by Sam Gross displayed with the article. It’s a picture of the old woman in the shoe (a giant shoe-shaped house) and the caption reads “This is my youngest. When he goes, I’m turning this place into a leather bar.”

    While searching for more information about Sam Gross, I found The Comiclopedia, which appears to be a great resource for that sort of thing. This could probably be a post in and of itself, but what does everyone think about adding resources like it (and the CBDB) to our sidebar?

  2. jason Says:

    Ah, I didn’t see the cartoon because I read the article in the print-friendly view. Cute. I’d be okay with some good resources listed in a side-bar.