Fantastic and terrifying visions are illusory

Rereading Zenith Phase II, by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell. Trying to recall exactly what we meant, back in our teenage comic-reading days, when we talked about realism isn’t easy. It was the vital quality that we looked for; realism meant a comic that was worth bothering with, that was of the present rather than … Continue reading

Volume is crucial

Rereading Zenith Phase I by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell. Superhero comics beg a question: what if it were me? What if I was the guy with superpowers? What kind of hero would I be? It’s not a question they answer very often. Most superhero comics, in fact, go out of their way not to … Continue reading