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More Klarion, Actually

Actually, I’ll say one more thing about Klarion the Witch Boy.

Does it have the funniest Wiccan joke ever? It does. The whole Puritan pagan thing? Good stuff. The basic plot is nothing new (so far), as Jog points out, but, as Roger Ebert likes to say whenever he wants to justify his praise for an ‘immoral’ movie, a story is not about what it’s about but about how it’s about it. Which isn’t really true, but it’s sort of true. And how Morrison does Klarion is lovely. And how Frazer Irving does it, that’s lovely too. The art is also my favorite so far in Seven Soldiers, even with the monotonous coloring, which I actually like.

And while I’m here, I might as well announce that I’m probably not writing about comics for a few months. I’ve got my postmodern horror, a lot of science fiction (and maybe some fantasy). Look for H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, some cyberpunk and its literary and cinematic descendents. And that pomo horror. When? Whenever I stop being lazy, of course.


  1. Jog says:

    Oh, I liked “Klarion” too; actually, it and “Shining Knight” are tied for my favorites so far among the miniseries (none of them have been quite as good as issue #0, which does have other considerations going into it being a bookend piece). Although I liked Klarion more as a character then Sir Justin. And there were some good tricks with that coloring too, heavy on the blues as it was…

    I very much look forward to your pomo horror stuff and all the prose literature; don’t stay away from comics for too long though…

    — 21 April 2005 at 4:08 am (Permalink)

  2. Steven says:

    The pomo horror is probably a somewhat longterm project (i.e., I’m going to be lazy and put it off), because I haven’t watched most of the movies I’m interested in.

    I won’t stay away from comics too long, but I’ve been reading too many comic books at the expense of wordier literature, and I’m taking steps to remedy this, so I plan to read fewer comic books for a while.

    — 21 April 2005 at 6:37 am (Permalink)