Thursday, April 01, 2004

That takes class. 

Over at ComixFan, a bunch of writers tally up their top 10 lists of most meaningful deaths in comics. The lists are all right.

You got some good ones on there, from Preacher and The Authority and so on, but who has the balls to slip this in between Wolverine being crucified on an X and Angel losing his wings in Mutant Massacre?

#3: A game of cat and Maus

If you haven't read it, you're missing out. If you have read it, you refuse to consider it a comic or graphic novel, because it's so much better that it puts every other illustrated material to absolute shame. This is the world of Maus- where the cats are the Nazis and the mice are the Jews. The story extends so much past that, though. This is an uncensored look at the Spiegelmans, one of which was forced to live through the concentration camps in Germany and see so many of his family and friends die. What makes this story so much different than the other things in this list is that the people in this novel WERE ACTUALLY KILLED. Everything that you read here is an example of the real life animalistic brutality that occurred in Germany in the late 30's and early 40's. We're a better society for having this story. Show it to your parents and grandparents.

Um... inappropriate and insulting to slip this in between a bunch of shit like Superman dying and being reborn? Possibly.

It's good to know he considers the death of Robin 2 more profound.

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