Last week I posted an entry on the first issue of The Big Lie, a series from Image Comics that, according to the Truth Be Told Comics website, will “explore very real and often political questions in traditional comic book format.” That first issue, written by Rick Veitch and inked by Gary Erskine, was devoted to 9/11 and the unanswered questions surrounding that tragedy. Today, I discovered that my brief posting was noted on the Truth Be Told Comics blog, calling it a “nice review.” I appreciate the attention, although what I wrote wasn’t really a review–or least a formal review–as much as it was a brief reflection on the comic after having just read it. (My more formal reviews, scholarly or “dressed down” on the web, are a more in-depth and usually bring a more discerning eye.) But I did express my initial impressions on the comic, which were positive, so I guess they were right in citing it. I do think it’s a very strong and inventive first issue, and I look forward to reading the next installment of the series. I’m just wondering if the following issues will also concern 9/11, or if they will focus on some of the other “very real and often political questions” as noted on the Truth Be Told Comics website. If they’ll tackle other topics, I hope the writers will address the many, many questions surrounding the sanity of current Republican politics, especially as it applies to Teabaggers (I’m with Bill Maher on this…when they stop calling health care reform “Obamacare,” I’ll stop calling them “Teabaggers.”) I’ve my own theory of the Tea Party. I think it’s a conspiracy funded by forces hostile to America that plan on eroding our political culture from within. Either that, or all of those people dressed as revolutionary-era patriots, carrying poorly written misinformed signs, and screaming paranoid and racist nonsense are nothing but complete and utter idiots. Actually, the latter does make sense.
For an interview with Veitch on The Big Lie, check out MTV Geek.