Is it wrong of me to be a fan of Mike Netzer? And if it is, do I want to be right?
Answers on a postcard, please. And join me after the jump.
The reason I ask is that Michael Netzer, a man who claims to literally believe that comic books can save the world, has relaunched his website yet again – As he himself notes, this is the sixth incarnation of michaelnetzer.com, following quickly on the heels of the hilarious-but-maybe-I-was-the-only-one-who-thought-that Rabble Rouser version of events – as something called “rEvolution”. What is rEvolution, you ask? Well, Mike can answer:
As will become evident to our visitors, rEvolution aspires to break the barriers of the comics community, while brandishing this cherished art form at the forefront of its opining on the issues of sociopolitics, science, arts, culture, economy, faith and just about any other pertinent social construct… [It] is the beginning of yet another stretch on the road we travel together in this journey to raise the voice of the people unto the world stage. It is your place as much as it is mine, and it will certainly respond, and adapt, to your needs as viewers.
There are already essays available about Mark Millar’s Chosen (“It takes a great deal of courage to end the series as Mark did – and he gave a premonition of it in that first issue, in the last panels when the grown Jodie is short haired and clean shaven with a blackened face, reminding us of images of the Anti-Christ in The Omen film series. This is the eseence of the story as Mark Millar tells it – and it’s very important for the Christian world to understand the story of Jesus as such.”) , the death of Christopher Reeve, and why Neal Adams gets planetary evolution (Not to mention an, um… interesting cartoon about Gordon Lee and Taki Soma). Go, read and join me in wondering whether Mike really believes everything he says, or whether it’s all some kind of… well… rabble-rousing exercise.