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Subcultural Greece and Rome (2) - Comics

Subcultural Greece and Rome 2: Comics

  • Greece in SF vs. Greece in comics.
  • ‘For Mature Readers’: pressures of the marketplace?

Classical ‘Pantheons’

Neil Gaiman’s ‘Endless’, The Sandman (DC/Vertigo):

  • Morpheus/Orpheus: dreams and storytellers.
  • The Kindly Ones: Aeschylus again.

Warren Ellis’ and Mark Millar’s The Authority (WildStorm):

  • Apollo and the Midnighter: ‘slash’ Superman/Batman?

Eric Shanower’s multiple-Eisner-winning Age of Bronze: (Hungry Tiger Press).

  • #41 (August 2002): Achilles and Patroclus.

Greek mythology in Manga

Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed (Eclipse):

  • A new Olympus (or Atlantis?).
  • Briareos Hecatonchires.
  • The Gaea Plan: ancient and modern.

Heading film off at the pass?

Frank Miller, 300 (Dark Horse Comics):

  • Leonidas as ‘Dark Knight’.
  • Spartans as ‘L-Men’; homophobic libertarianism.