Grant Morrison’s ability to make connections between seemingly humdrum events and grandiose ideas becomes infectious. Reading Supergods and immersing in his ideas gives one as much kick as a radioactive spider bite.
In a conversation with Jerry Robinson, the man who created the Joker, we learn he is much like the superheroes with which he will forever be identified; his career reflects a lifetime of pushing boundaries, challenging conventions, and fighting for artistic integrity.
If you read comics, you know of the Hernandez brothers whether you’ve read their work or not. Even if you grew up in a tiny town where the only places to get comics were the drug store or the gas station, Love and Rockets somehow entered your vocabulary.
If Amar Chitra Katha provided a platform for Indian historical revisionism and religious nationalism, then the effects are even more pejorative when we see how comics have accompanied the Indian Diaspora.