Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Comic shop comics: April 10
In the above sequence, we see that teenager Kate Bishop, who writer Matt Fraction has kinda sorta teased as a possible romantic interest for middle-aged Clint Barton, has a poster for Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film adaptation of Lolita on the wall of her bedroom. Joke, or creepy foreshadowing of creepy thing happening in the future...?
One of the book's hooks was that if Governor Arcadia Alvarez could just win the election, she would have access to all the answers the United States government has and, if they don't have all the answers, then she would at least have the federal government's resources at her disposal.
That would presumably occupy the next phase of the life of the series, were their a next phase. The little box reading "The End" in the last panel does have an ellipse in it, so I suppose it's possible there will be more Saucer Country in the future, perhaps from another publisher, perhaps as Vertigo-published original graphic novels.
If you haven't been reading this series (and, looking at the available sales figures, chances are you haven't) but have any interest in UFOs or aliens at all, particularly as a cultural phenomenon, I'd heartily recommend seeking out the trades.
Sigh...there's one more monthly comic book I was reading serially off my pull-list (I'm down to just just eleven now, and will soon be dropping two more: Superman Family Adventures, which is being canceled, and Green Lantern, which is getting a new creative team).
In this issue, the sub-plots all move slowly forward. I like the book okay, but based on Wood's pacing, I imagine it will actually read better in trade.