Sunday, January 06, 2008
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of demand for space stories anymore. What was “the final frontier” a scant 40 years ago is now an afterthought in the mind of pop culture. Now, certainly, there are a lot of stories about being in space, or that use space travel as a metaphor for something else, but the unadulterated wonder at the very idea of breaking free of the Earth’s pull to see what lays beyond… that storytelling tradition, brief as it may have been in the grand scheme of things, is mostly gone. These days, to find anything of that sort in comics, you have to turn to a Warren Ellis or a Larry Young. Astronaut Dad, published by Silent Devil Inc., brings writer David Hopkins and artist Brent Schoonover into their ranks.