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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sub*Text Saturdays

Welcome to the little slice of alternative awesome internet that I call Sub*Text Saturdays.



Here's a shot I took in the subway out in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The sticker is from Emily Wernet's MOONLIGHTING which I picked up at MoCCA last weekend.



The Heavy - 'How You Like Me Now'



Love/Death directed by Ryuhei Kitamura



Michael McGill is a burned-out private detective who suddenly becomes enlisted by an army of presidential goons to retrieve the Constitution of the United States, but not the one we all know about. This would be the real Constitution (the one with invisible amendments) created by some of the Founding Fathers as a fallback for their great experiment. Along the way, McGill gains a polyamorous sidekick named Trix, gets scared to death by what men do with warm salty water, and descends into a world where crime, sex, and madness all seem to be the same thing.

I like Warren Ellis' comics. But most of his characters sound like his voice regardless of sex or background. And comic writers tackling novels? Never really works out. However, this book is the "underground classic" it is being sold as. It's funny, smart, ugly, and once you get past the idea of Warren Ellis in different costumes talking to himself, the characters come alive, and Ellis becomes more the Universe the story takes place in. A dirty and clever Da Vinci Code to decode the true ugly America.

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