Inspired by Slartibuckfast's thread on favourite TV shows, and the upcoming film of
Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel autobiography "Persepolis",
I'd like to ask
if P.ie posters have any favourite comic strips, comic books and graphic novels,
preferably with a political aspect.
As a child, I loved the Tintin and Asterix strips, and the Flash Gordon strips
in Ireland's Own. Later I used read the Victor, with its stalwart WWII patriotism.
I also discovered DC Thompson's "Commando" and Fleetway's "Battle", which
had a harder and more cynical take on the war comic (Battle was home to
Pat Mills' and Joe Colquhoun's superb "Charlie's War", a graphic and powerfully written
WWI strip, described by Alan Moore as the best war comic ever).
I also used to occasionally read a super-hero title (Superman, Spiderman,
Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Oddly, I never really got into "2000AD"-I
didn't realize Judge Dredd was meant to a be a parody of a
fascistic policeman. I went through a big Alan Moore phase,reading
"Watchmen" (Superheroes/Nixon/threat of nuclear war) "V for Vendetta"
(Costumed Anarchist in a Fascist Britain) and "A Small Killing" (Artist sells
out to corporatism).
With regard to newspaper strips, I enjoy reading Doonesbury, Tom Mathews' "Artoon" in the IT,
as well as Steve Bell's "If" and the "Perry Bible Fellowship".The
Daily Telegraph's "Matt" and the Times "Nature Notes" are occaisonally