? Christina | Main | Magical Trevor ?

July 26, 2004

Ode to the Flea

An ode! Just for me! And sensible thoughts about Dark Knight Returns and a bad turn in comic book history can be found at Let It Bleed.

DKR, Watchmen, Maus. These are held up as comics as ďartĒ, the moment when the potential inherent in the medium was realized and brought to a large audience (Maus, of course, is not a superhero comic). While Maus was innovative, but not terribly good (I think itís renown is largely due to the fact that itís conceit was so striking, not that it told the story in a particularly good way), DKR was both: it was innovative and good. But good in a self-defeating way. Good because it was aesthetically pleasing. Bad because it ruined everything.

It should be obvious I have quite a bit more to say about this. Off to the comments section...

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 26, 2004 08:38 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ode to the Flea:

? The Dark Knight Returns blogposts from Mae Mai
Just a list of links to The Dark Knight Returns blog posts. I'll be updating this one regularly in the future, and even now this is hardly representative of all the pages I've found. Sue me for being too lazy... [Read More]

Tracked on August 14, 2004 04:28 PM


I dedicate an entire post to further the flea's sex symbol status, and nothing. Fine.

Posted by: Rue at July 26, 2004 01:34 PM

Hey... this is not nothing!


Posted by: Flea at July 26, 2004 01:37 PM

Very well. I may have overreacted a little.

I blame my memory loss on the Okanagan's blazing heat.


Posted by: Rue at July 26, 2004 02:41 PM

I should see about something better nonetheless.

(It took me several tries with this post to discover I had Blacklisted the word "none"... does nobody use the expression "nonetheless"?)

Posted by: Flea at July 26, 2004 05:05 PM