Three Hundred and Twenty Million Followers

Three Hundred and Twenty Million Followers

Democracy was meant not to work, because dynamic systems are fixed by their own glitches. This is the genius of the, yes, virus that America’s founders released. You can trademark an idea but you can’t keep people from having it. The ideas proliferate like a benevolent critical mass in Prez, the best new comic of [...]

Littlefoot

Littlefoot

Like Frankenstein, Tarzan is a persona that has ranged far from his creator’s conceptions. More people know the mass-media myth than the source material. We think of brutal, misunderstood manchildren in both cases, tragic in the case of Frankenstein’s creature and farcical for the monosyllabic wild-man. Writer Martin Powell takes Tarzan back to his forest [...]

Arrivederci, Aroma

Arrivederci, Aroma

The Roman Nose is the classically proportioned comic. Its narrative elements, while not set in stone, are so carefully pared down and lovingly laid together that there is a feeling of inevitability even to its unpredictable plotline. Swashbuckling subversive Michelangelo Tornatore was born with the gift of a hypersensitive nose that can detect everything from [...]